Former Officer Charged with Killing George Floyd Could Receive over $1 Million Pension Benefits
Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin would still be eligible for more than $1 million in pension benefits during his retirement years, even if he were convicted of killing George Floyd, according to officials.
Chauvin caused nationwide protests after footage emerged of him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as Floyd begged him to stop.
Chauvin was quickly fired from the police department, where he worked and later charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers involved in the incident were also fired and faced felony charges.
However, Chauvin still could benefit from a pension partially funded by taxpayers.
The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association stated that the 44-year-old Ex-Minneapolis police officer could still file for pension as early as age 50.