In Waning Days Of Amy Klobuchar’s Tenure as District Attorney Derek Chauvin Involved in Shooting Death of Native American in 2006

Corrected: This story has been updated to reflect Chauvin was involved in a shooting in 2006 at the end of Amy Klobuchar’s tenure as  district attorney.  The case went before a Grand Jury under her successor Mike Freeman.

In 2006 Amy Klobuchar, then a district attorney, did not file immediate charges against Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin after he shot and killed a Native American man.  The case was sent to a Grand Jury.  The case was not resolved until the following year after Klobuchar  became a Senator.

On Monday that same police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd ‘s neck for seven minutes and killed him.

Officer Derek Chauvin had 10 complaints filed against him during his 20 year career as a police officer.

The Washington Times reported:

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is in the running to be presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden’s running mate, found herself under fire Thursday for not prosecuting years ago a Minneapolis police officer who this week was videotaped kneeling on the neck of an African-American suspect who died in custody…

…During the eight years she was a Minnesota prosecutor, prior to winning her Senate seat, Ms. Klobuchar passed on opportunities to prosecute Mr. Chauvin and several other officers accused of dubious conduct, according to reports in The Guardian newspaper and left-wing outlets such as The Daily Kos and the Young Turks.

Mr. Chauvin had 10 complaints filed against him during his nearly 20-year career in Minneapolis, according to an archive kept by a private group, Minneapolis’ Communities United Against Police Brutality.

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