Interesting fact. They probably did not know each other though from the sounds of it.
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George Floyd, fired officer Derek Chauvin worked at same Minneapolis nightclub
By Bernard Condon | Associated Press
A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he’s charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she’s not sure if they knew each other. . . .
. . . While Chauvin’s off-duty job at the El Nuevo Rodeo club stretched over 17 years until a few months ago, Floyd only started working there recently as a bouncer and only worked about a dozen events put on by “African American promoters.”
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, left, faces murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. (Associated Press)
Santamaria, who sold the venue within the past two months, said she doesn’t believe the two men knew each other prior to their fateful encounter Monday night. If Chauvin had recognized Floyd, she said, “he might have given him a little more mercy.”
She said Chauvin got along well with the club’s Latino regulars, but his tactics toward unruly customers on what she referred to as “African American” nights led her to speak to him about it.
"I told him I thought this is unnecessary to be pepper-sprayed. . . .