Minneapolis-based police officer Derek Chauvin is reportedly on trial for the murder of George Floyd
“Killer cop” Derek Chauvin will first appear in court on Monday after spending the weekend in solitary confinement in a heavily fortified Minnesota prison guarded by policemen and barbed wire barriers, DailyMail.com may reveal.
SWAT teams armed with rifles and binoculars watched from the roof of the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center as a phalanx of the Sheriff’s deputies stood guard behind hastily erected steel gates.
Chauvin was held there Friday through Sunday for the massacre that took place outside the Minneapolis prison, where he will perform his first performance at the Hennepin County Courthouse on Monday at 1 PM.
Derek Chauvin, 44, was arrested on Friday on charges of third degree murder and manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd, which led to violent protests
Chauvin was on suicide watch at the adult detention center in Ramsey County
The Ramsey County delegates took no chances, enclosing the area with concrete bombproof barriers, and patrolling day and night in case protesters decided to jail downtown Saint Paul.
But despite protesters running across large swathes of the Twin Cities, the expected attack never happened and authorities were able to quietly take Chauvin to downtown Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon.
TMZ reported that Chauvin has a camera aimed at him all day and that the police personally check his cell every 15 minutes.
Such checks would be common in such a high profile case.
It has not been announced whether the 44-year-old ex-agent, charged with the murder and manslaughter of second-degree unarmed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine painful minutes, will appear in person or via a video connection.
Delegates from Ramsey County took no chances and closed the area with concrete bombproof barriers
Hennepin County has two adult prison facilities in Minneapolis, but authorities have not disclosed details of where he will be housed, merely claiming that Chauvin is in a “public security facility.”
The disgraced former lawyer has yet to post the $ 50,000 bail required to get out of prison after the bail was set at $ 500,000 on Friday.
He owns two properties, one in the leafy suburb of Oakdale in Saint Paul, the other in Windermere, Florida, worth that combined amount.
DailyMail.com understands, however, that the houses are jointly owned by his beauty contest, wife Kellie, 45, who would likely resist any attempt to use them as bail after vowing Friday to divorce her ten-year-old husband.
SWAT teams armed with rifles and binoculars kept watch from the roof of the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center
Minnesota prison was guarded by police officers and barbed wire barriers
Kellie Chauvin released a statement on behalf of her and her family: “She is devastated at the death of Mr. Floyd and her greatest condolences lie with his family, with his loved ones, and with everyone who mourns this tragedy,” it said.
On Sunday, Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison says he expects Chauvin to pay additional fees.
“Let me say that we are very early in this process, very early. It is not uncommon to change costs. It is not uncommon to add defendants, ‘said Ellison on Sunday when asked how satisfied he was with the charges already filed after the incident during an interview with Fox news.
“The fact is that the research is still ongoing and that it is actually in the middle of the research, or maybe even in the beginning of the middle,” he explains.
Deputies kept watch behind hastily erected steel gates with a few snipers on the roof
“And so I don’t want anyone to conclude that these are all the accusations that will be out there.”
Images came out last Monday of Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on Floyd’s neck until he passed out and died later, causing outrage at police brutality and protests across the country.
According to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer would have had his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, with almost three minutes after Floyd became unresponsive.
Floyd was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
George Floyd’s (heartbroken) family has called white agent Derek Chauvin for charges of a more serious crime than third-degree murder after their lawyer revealed that Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a whopping eight minutes during the arrest for forgery
Since then, protesters and Floyd’s family have called for the arrest of former officers Kueng, Lane and Thao and for a more serious charge against Chauvin.
As the protest continued, mayors of several cities and other officials blamed small groups and outsiders for escalating violence.
Protesters and Floyd’s family continue to call for the arrest of former officers Kueng, Lane and Tou Thao and for a more serious charge against Chauvin.
“We call on the authorities to review the charges [against Chauvin] to reflect this officer’s guilt, “said a family statement Friday.
“We fully expect that the other agents who have done nothing to protect George Floyd’s life will be arrested and charged soon.”
George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Memorial Day when he was arrested by four police officers for allegedly trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit $ 20 bill. He saw in a video that he was unable to breathe when the white man officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to his neck
The criminal complaint filed against Chauvin on Friday also cited preliminary findings from an autopsy on Tuesday conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, in which “no physical findings were seen supporting a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation.”
Mr. Floyd had underlying health problems, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, “said the Hennepin County Attorney complaint.
“The combined effects of police restraint of Mr. Floyd, his underlying health problems and potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”
The medical examiner’s full report is pending, but Floyd’s family has the services of former New York medical officer Dr. Michael Baden hired to perform a second independent autopsy.
They are not satisfied with the findings of the county medical examining agency who say they create an “illusion” that underlying health problems are responsible for his death.