Floyd and Chauvin both worked security at a now protest-torched nightclub at the same time.
According to a former coworker, not only did they know each other, but they had a history of friction. “They bumped heads.”
“It had a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue.”
The Floyd family says they believe what happened on May 25 was in part personal. Their lawyer has called for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder, “because we believe he knew who George Floyd was.”