The Former Cop Who Killed George Floyd Will Get $50K Annual Pension Even if Convicted of Murder

The former Minneapolis police officer who suffocated George Floyd to death on May 25 will be able to receive a taxpayer-funded pension even if he is convicted of murdering Floyd.

Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes while Floyd struggled to breathe and eventually died, was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Many states have laws allowing public employees’ pensions to be partially or fully revoked if an individual commits a felony offense while discharging their public duties, but Minnesota does

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