George Floyd’s alleged murderer, Derek Chauvin, is being held at Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul, MN, in what seems to be a suicide watch. He was brought in the late afternoon on Friday for the check-in process which included a complete unclothed body search.
After being changed into jail clothing, he was detained in an isolation cell in a special wing of the facility kept especially for high profile cases. Sources say he did not make eye contact with anyone throughout this whole process.
In his cell, he has cops checking in on him in-person every 15 minutes along with being under constant surveillance through a camera in his cell, all features of a suicide watch according to law enforcement agencies through a spokesperson for the Ramsey County Jail has refused to comment.
Authorities do not believe Chauvin to be suicidal, but obviously do want to make sure nothing happens to him while he is in custody.
According to our sources, Chauvin has access to books, pen, and paper but not much else. His bed is bolted to the ground with a pillow sewn into it. Such is the cell that Chauvin spends 23 hours of the day with one hour of recess time spent in an enclosed area.
Chauvin was arrested after nationwide protest for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds until he choked and died, earlier it was reported that Derek Chauvin faces charges for 2nd-degree manslaughter and 3rd-degree murder.
The latest reports from NBC stated that Derek Chauvin and fellow cops may not get much prison time when the county deal with the matter.