Ira Latrell Toles (pictured) described how Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin nearly killed him while responding to a domestic violence call in 2008
The Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck during an arrest almost killed another black man during a domestic violence call 12 years ago.
Alarming details about Officer Derek Chauvin’s long history of use-of-force incidents have surfaced in the wake of George Floyd’s death on Monday night.
A viral video captured the moment Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while the handcuffed suspect repeatedly cried out that he couldn’t breathe and ultimately suffocated.
Now Ira Latrell Toles has come forward with his story about how Chauvin barged into his home and beat him up in a bathroom before shooting him twice at close range while responding to a domestic violence call in 2008.
Toles, 33, told the Daily Beast he didn’t immediately recognize Chauvin in the video from the Floyd confrontation, but made the connection later Tuesday night when news outlets identified him as one of four officers involved.
‘The officer that killed that guy might be the one that shot me,’ Toles texted his sister on Tuesday night. ‘They said his last name and I think it was him.’
‘It’s him,’ his sister replied instantly.