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Houston Chief Says Investigators Should Look ‘Very Closely’ At History Between George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

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Houston police chief Art Acevedo suggested on “Your World” Wednesday that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may have had a personal motivation when he knelt on George Floyd’s neck shortly before his May 25 death, and urged investigators to examine the relationship between both men “very closely.”

“I know if it was in my city, I would be investigating very closely the relationship with Mr. Floyd and the officer that had that knee on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds,” Acevedo told host Neil Cavuto.

“I have a feeling that we may find some kind of conflict that may have led to this individual doing what he did with an abandoned heart and with malice in his heart, which I think will have an impact on the type of charges and the impact on the trial moving forward.”

Chauvin and Floyd both worked as security guards at the same Minneapolis nightclub as recently as la… (Read more)

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