Derek Chauvin’s bodyguard reveals killer police officer’s last days of freedom

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Derek Chauvin went shopping in a baseball cap and sunglasses during the George Floyd murder trial, his head of security detail has revealed.

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Scott Yale inspected Chauvin’s personal safety for 44 days during his trial this year, and told inside version He went to extraordinary lengths to keep “potentially the most hated person in the world” alive.

Mr Yale said the former Minneapolis police officer was held in a safe house in Wisconsin and driven 35 miles to the courthouse in downtown Minneapolis every day in a convoy of bulletproof SUVs.


Each SUV carried maces and gas masks, and members of the security team wore body armor to guard against the risk of someone throwing stones, bricks or Molotov cocktails at the car.

“It was the Super Bowl of some agitators,” he said inside version.

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Derek Chauvin’s life was in danger even inside the court, his bodyguard said

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Derek Chauvin’s life was in danger even inside the court, his bodyguard said

Mr Yale said he monitored Snapchat every day in court to look for “heatmaps” where protesters had gathered.

The threat to Chauvin’s life was considered so high that he refused even the food provided by the court for fear of poisoning.

“We wanted everyone to make sure they didn’t do anything they might regret so we ended up having lunch together.”

During a month and a half in conservancy, Mr. Yale said he had only on one occasion seen Chauvin express any remorse.

“I said, ‘Can I do something for you?’ And he said, ‘You can take me back a year.'”

Chauvin was only allowed out a few times, he would wear a baseball cap and sunglasses, Mr. Yale said.

He described Chauvin as having an almost obsessive, compulsive personality.

Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional manslaughter, third-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes because The black man had said he couldn’t breathe.

It was an act captured in spectator video, which inspired protests around the world.

Chauvin was sentenced in June to 22.5 years in prison for murder.

The trial cost Hennepin County $3.7 million for safety and other costs.

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