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‘A murderer lives here’: Protesters brand home of white cop over George Floyd’s death

Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments later in police custody.   

Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes during his arrest on Monday, despite the man begging him to stop and bystanders warning him he was ‘killing’ him. 

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word ‘Murderer’ on his driveway, as protests over Floyd’s death entered the second day in Minneapolis.   

A sign was propped up at the end of his driveway reading ‘People don’t kill people, cops do’ as calls mounted for the fired cop to face murder charges over Floyd’s death. 

Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments layer in police custody

Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments layer in police custody

Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments layer in police custody

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word 'Murderer' on his driveway

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word 'Murderer' on his driveway

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word ‘Murderer’ on his driveway

A sign is propped up at the end of his driveway reading: 'People don't kill people, cops do'

A sign is propped up at the end of his driveway reading: 'People don't kill people, cops do'

A sign is propped up at the end of his driveway reading: ‘People don’t kill people, cops do’

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading ‘I can’t breathe’ – some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life. 

Some held signs reading ‘Black Lives Matter’ and pictures of Floyd as they marched on the property.

They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin’s home.  

Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd’s arrest. 

Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling Floyd's neck during his arrest, is a 19-year veteran of the force who was investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006

Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling Floyd's neck during his arrest, is a 19-year veteran of the force who was investigated over a fatal police shooting in 2006

Derek Chauvin, 44, the officer filmed kneeling Floyd’s neck during his arrest, is a 19-year veteran of the force

George Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop and telling him he could not breathe before he lost consciousness and later died

George Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop and telling him he could not breathe before he lost consciousness and later died

George Floyd was filmed Monday begging the Minneapolis cop to stop and telling him he could not breathe before he lost consciousness and later died

The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes. 

Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of forgery on Monday night, was heard repeatedly saying he could not breathe as he lay on the ground next to the tire of a squad car. 

‘Please, please, please, I can’t breathe. Please, man,’ Floyd, who is shirtless, begs the  cop. 

The officer repeatedly tells him ‘Well get up and get in the car then,’ while he continues to pin Floyd to the ground.

Floyd responds ‘I will’ but the cop continues to hold him to the ground by his neck. 

‘My stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts,’ Floyd is heard gasping at one point, before saying he needs water. 

After several minutes, one of the officers tells him to ‘relax.’ 

Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home

Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home

Protesters wrote ‘A murderer lives here’ on the ground outside Chauvin’s home 

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading ‘I can’t breathe’ – some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life

People descended on his home Wednesday as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis

People descended on his home Wednesday as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis

People descended on his home Wednesday as protests over Floyd’s death entered the second day in Minneapolis

They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home

They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home

They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin’s home

‘Man, I can’t breathe,’ Floyd responds, before eventually passing out. 

An ambulance then arrives and police officers move the man’s limp body onto a stretcher. 

In the footage, shared by onlooker Darnella Frazier, multiple witnesses were also heard arguing with the two cops over their excessive use of force.    

City officials formally identified Chauvin as one of the four fired police officers Wednesday alongside Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng. 

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday joined calls from the victim’s family to arrest and charge Chauvin for his role in the incident. 

One protester wears a face mask as she holds up a sketch of George Floyd, the 46-year-old father of two who died Monday

One protester wears a face mask as she holds up a sketch of George Floyd, the 46-year-old father of two who died Monday

One protester wears a face mask as she holds up a sketch of George Floyd, the 46-year-old father of two who died Monday

Protesters are met by police outside Chauvin's home. Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd's arrest

Protesters are met by police outside Chauvin's home. Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd's arrest

Protesters are met by police outside Chauvin’s home. Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force, was fired Tuesday after footage surfaced online of Floyd’s arrest

The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes

The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes

The video taken by a bystander on Monday showed Floyd struggling to breathe on the ground as Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes

A sign reads 'There are no good cops 'til "good" cops hold bad cops accountable!'

A sign reads 'There are no good cops 'til "good" cops hold bad cops accountable!'

A sign reads ‘There are no good cops ’til “good” cops hold bad cops accountable!’

‘If most people, particularly people of color, had done what a police officer did late Monday, they’d already be behind bars,’ Frey said in a tweet on Wednesday. 

‘That’s why today I’m calling on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to charge the arresting officer in this case.’  

It emerged Wednesday that Chauvin has been involved in a series of other use-of-force incidents, including being investigated for his role in three separate police shootings – one of which was fatal. 

In 2011, 23-year-old Leroy Martinez was shot and injured during a chase given by officers including Chauvin. 

People wear face masks as they hold signs aloft demanding justice over Floyd's death

People wear face masks as they hold signs aloft demanding justice over Floyd's death

People wear face masks as they hold signs aloft demanding justice over Floyd’s death 

A man holds his hand up in a fist in protest over the death of the black man following his arrest by the white cop

A man holds his hand up in a fist in protest over the death of the black man following his arrest by the white cop

A man holds his hand up in a fist in protest over the death of the black man following his arrest by the white cop

It emerged Wednesday that Chauvin has been involved in a series of other use-of-force incident

It emerged Wednesday that Chauvin has been involved in a series of other use-of-force incident

It emerged Wednesday that Chauvin has been involved in a series of other use-of-force incident

This followed an investigation in 2008 over Chauvin’s involvement in the shooting of Ira Latrell Toles during a domestic assault call. 

Toles was wounded after police said he went for an officer’s gun and Chauvin shot him. 

Two years earlier Chauvin was one of six cops investigated when Wayne Reyes, 42 was killed by officers.

Reyes had allegedly pulled a shotgun on the officers.  

Chauvin is said to be represented by lawyer Tom Kelly. He was Jeronimo Yavez’ attorney after the Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in 2016.   

Yavez was found not guilty on all three charges by a jury in 2017.   

Source: dailymail US

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