Who Is Derek Chauvin’s Daughter? Know More About George Floyd’s Murder

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Derek Chauvin is an American Former Police Officer who was convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Derek Michael Chauvin was born on March 19, 1976, in Minnesota, the United States.

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Derek Chauvin’s Parents

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His mother was a housewife while his father was a certified public accountant.

When he was seven, his parents divorced and were granted joint custody of him.

Derek Chauvin’s Educational Background

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Chauvin attended Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, but did not finish and later obtained a GED certificate.

He earned a certificate in quantity food preparation at Dakota County Technical College and worked jobs as a prep cook at  McDonald’s and a buffet restaurant.

He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1996 to 2004, including two stints in the military police between 1996 and 2000.

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During that time, he also attended Inver Hills Community College from 1995 to 1999, and later transferred to Metropolitan State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement in 2006.

Does Derek Chauvin have kids?

No, he doesn’t! Chauvin does not have any biological children; his ex-wife Kellie May Xiong Chauvin, but has kids from a previous marriage.

Reportedly, Kellie entered into an arranged marriage with Derek coordinated by her parents, at age 17.

Speaking to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press in 2018, Kellie revealed, “As a Hmong woman, if you’re not married by 18 … then your parents think that nobody will marry you”.

It is alleged that Kelly and her first husband divorced after 10 years of marriage due to allegations of domestic abuse.

After moving to Minnesota and earning a degree in radiology, Kellie ended up meeting Chauvin when she was working at a hospital and he noticed her while bringing in a suspect.

Reportedly, this was the same hospital where George Floyd was pronounced dead on May 25, 2020.

Derek Chauvin’s Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin rose to prominence after he had knelt on George Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes while the victim was handcuffed and lying face down on the street calling out “I can’t breathe” during an arrest made with three other officers on May 25, 2020.

Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on two charges of murder and one charge of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin’s Arrest After Murder of George Floyd

He was arrested on May 26, 2020, with his actions setting off a series of protests in the United States and across the world.

The murder was a series of demonstrations and protests in the Twin Cities and across the rest of the United States, later spreading around the world.

On March 8, 2021, Chauvin was put on trial for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter before a jury in the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court.

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Derek Chauvin‘s step daughter cries “I miss you daddy” when Derek was being prosecuted

Derek Chauvin’s Plead To Murder

On April 20, he was convicted of the charges. On June 25, 2021, he was sentenced to 22 years.

On September 16, 2021, Chauvin pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the 2017 incident indictment.

Derek served 1⁄2 years in prison (minus the 199 days of credit he received for time served) with the possibility of supervised released contingent on factors such as good behavior after serving two-thirds of his gross sentence (the sentence before any deductions of time), or 15 years for this second-degree murder conviction.

In December 2021, Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights by using unreasonable force. According to him, he didn’t ignore Floyd’s serious medical needs but he knew less about it.

Simultaneously, Chauvin pled guilty to violating a 14-year old’s civil rights in 2017 by using unreasonable force.

Chauvin admitted willfully violating Floyd’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including the right to be free from the unreasonable force by a police officer.

Chauvin also admitted willfully violating Floyd’s constitutional right not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law, including the right to be free from a police officer’s deliberate indifference to Floyd’s serious medical needs.

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Derek Chauvin rose to prominence after he had knelt on George Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes

For the 2017 case incident, in which Chauvin had grabbed a 14-year old by the throat, hit the 14-year old in the head with a flashlight, and kneeled on the 14-year old’s neck and upper back despite the 14-year old being prone, handcuffed, and not resisting, Chauvin admitted violating the 14-year old’s constitutional right to be free from the unreasonable force by a police officer.

What Triggered Derek Chauvin’s Divorce With Ex-Wife

Chauvin’s ex-wife, Kellie Chauvin is a real estate agent and photographer. She is a Hmong Refugee from Laos who won a “Mrs. Minnesota” beauty pageant in 2018.

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Chauvin’s ex-wife, Kellie Chauvin won Mrs. Minnesota beauty pageant in 2018

She filed for divorce the day before Derek Chauvin was arrested for Floyd’s murder, and the divorce was finalized in February 2021.

The couple did not have any children together. Chauvin was a registered Republican.

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