Minneapolis police officer at center of George Floyd's death had history of complaints

Derek Chauvin had been with the Minneapolis police since 2001. During his career, he was the subject of over a dozen police conduct complaints.

5/29/2020 1:30:00 PM

Minneapolis police officer at the center of George Floyd's death had been with the department since 2001. During his career, he was the subject of a dozen police conduct complaints; he was never disciplined, records show.

Derek Chauvin had been with the Minneapolis police since 2001. During his career, he was the subject of over a dozen police conduct complaints.

In 2008, Chauvin and a second officer were called to a residence for a domestic disturbance. According to police, Ira Latrell Toles, 21, was holed up in a bathroom and tried to escape when Chauvin got inside. When Toles refused to obey Chauvin's order to get down, police said, a struggle began and Toles grabbed for Chauvin's weapon.

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Chauvin fired twice, hitting Toles in the abdomen,. Toles was taken to the hospital and survived.Download theNBC News appfor breaking news and alertsChauvin and the other officer, who was not named, were placed on paid leave during an investigation, which is standard protocol. Police did not respond to a request for information about the outcome of the investigation.

The newspaper said that earlier in 2008, Chauvin was awarded a department medal of valor for"his response in an incident involving a man armed with a gun." Chauvin was recognized again in 2009 by the police department.In 2011, Chauvin was again placed on temporary leave after he responded to the scene of a shooting.

Police said that Leroy Martinez, 23, drew his gun near a playground at the Little Earth of United Tribes public housing complex and that an officer shot him after he refused to drop the gun and listen to commands. Chauvin and other officers arrived at the scene, and while none of them fired their weapons, they were all placed on a standard three-day administrative leave as part of the investigation.

Tim Dolan, then the police chief, later said the officers, including Chauvin,"acted appropriately and courageously."May 27, 202002:33Chauvin has also been the subject of complaints listed in the city's Office of Police Conduct database. Details of those cases were unavailable after they were closed and listed as"non-public." They resulted in no discipline.

In addition, a list compiled by the department's Internal Affairs bureau shows several other"matters" that were closed without discipline and one that did result in a"letter of reprimand."The substance of those matters and when they occurred are unclear. Minneapolis police did not respond to a request Wednesday for comment or more information about Chauvin's disciplinary record.

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