Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd by holding a knee to his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, may have been fired from the police department and facing second degree murder charges, but he’s repotedly still on track to receive up to $1 million in taxpayer funds for his pension.
According to CNN, Chauvin would still benefit from the Police and Fire (PF) Fund, a state pension plan from the Public Employment Retirement Association (PERA).
Created in 1959, the PF Fund provides "retirement and other benefits for county and city public safety officers throughout Minnesota."
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CNN conducted an analysis on Chauvin's tenure, payroll data from the previous fiscal year, and department salary schedules, concluding that the former officer would be eligible for benefits worth an estimated $50,000 per year once he reaches the age of retirement, which, according to the PF Fund Handbook, is 55.
If Minneapolis continues on its current trajectory of defunding it’s police department, that could include pension benefits.