Derek Chauvin could receive $1M in pension benefits even if convicted

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of Goerge Floyd could still receive his pension benefits if he is convicted.

Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department after video surfaced of him kneeling on George Floyd's neck, killing him and was later charged with second-degree murder following massive protests and riots.

Some states allow the forfeiture of pensions for employees who are convicted of felony crimes. That isn't the case in the state of Minnesota. Meaning that Chauvin, 44, will most likely be eligible for annual payments of $50,000 if he chooses to start collecting pension at 55. Over a 30-year period, those benefits could stretch to $1.5 million.

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Source: CNN

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