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Officers of Color Who Weren’t Allowed to Guard Chauvin Get $1.5M

ByEvann Gastaldo

Aug 11, 2022

(Newser) – The eight Minnesota corrections officers, all people of color, who say they were briefly kept from guarding or having any contact with Derek Chauvin as he waited to go on trial for the 2020 murder of George Floyd have now been awarded a settlement of $1.455 million. The officers, who identify as Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander American, and multiracial, say that for about an hour, the former jail superintendent did not even allow them to enter the floor on which Chauvin was being held on the day he was arrested and brought in, USA Today reports.