Former Minneapolis Police officer, Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd during an arrest has been put on suicide watch.
According to TMZ, Derek Chauvin who faces a 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter charges – for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – has a camera focused on him round-the-clock and cops check on him in his cell regularly as he has been placed on a suicide watch.
Siting a source at Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul, MN — where Chauvin is detained, the media platform reported that Chauvin was taken in late afternoon Friday, and didn’t make eye contact with anyone upon his arrival, before the check-in process.
He has reportedly been kept in a single cell in a special wing of the facility for high-profile cases, in isolation and being watched constantly.
“There’s a camera in his cell watching him 24/7, as well as guards monitoring the feed 24/7. On top of that, he’s getting checked on in-person every 15 minutes,” TMZ reports.
The suicide watch is said to be a standard process for the section of jail in which he is being kept and he may not be suicidal.
Chauvin’s wife has allegedly filed for a divorce after his arrest.
Reports also claim that George Floyd and his killer cop, Derek Chauvin were co-workers at a club.JOIN OUR WHATSAPP TV NOW