Chauvin was charged Friday with third degree murder and manslaughter as violent protests raged across the country.Police records and news accounts show that Chauvin had been involved in shootings and deaths, but also received a police department medal of valor in 2008, and was recognized again two years later. He has not spoken publicly since Floyd’s death, and his attorney, Tom Kelly, did not return a call on Friday seeking comment.In 2005, two people died when their car was hit by a vehicle being chased by Chauvin and Officer Terry Nutter, according to a report by Communities United Against Police Brutality, a Minneapolis nonprofit that monitors police conduct. Another person who had been riding in the car died a few days later, the report said.The next year, Chauvin was among six officers who opened fire on Wayne Reyes, a stabbing suspect, after a chase that ended when he pointed a sawed off shotgun at them, the St.
Luton Crown Court heard he was initially charged with murder but had his plea to manslaughter accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.He was said to suffer from an unstable personality disorder and before meeting Miss Burrows had exhibited “worrying and disturbing” behaviour with girlfriends, the court heard.Banned from homeHe stabbed Miss Burrows 34 times in her face, head, body and arms after she told him she no longer wanted to continue with the relationship.The court heard they had begun a relationship in early 2008, when they worked together at Sainsbury’s in Bramingham.In September 2008, her mother banned Oakley from the family home because she was concerned about her daughter’s A level coursework grades slipping and Oakley’s temper outbursts.Miss Burrows, fed up with his possessiveness, ended the relationship early in 2009 but Oakley refused to accept it was over.Prosecutor Beverely Cripps said Oakley was warned by police not to contact her after he held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her just days before her death.On 20 February, he was seen by a community psychiatric nurse at hospital after police were told by his mother that he had gone “beserk”.He was discharged and the next day approached Miss Burrows at work.Miss Cripps said: “He used the knife to stab her in a downward motion.”Taylor crumpled to the floor and Oakley then set about her stabbing her repeatedly about the head, arms and body.”Oakley fled and Miss Burrows died from her injuries in hospital.Judge John Bevan QC told Oakley: “The facts of this case, in which you stabbed your girlfriend 34 times in the safety of the home of her friend. Are truly horrifying.”He told Oakley he represented a “high and long term risk to any girl who found him attracted to her”. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.