Derek Chauvin looks tired in new mugshot from Oak Park Heights prison, Internet says 'he's been crying a lot'

'His smug demeanor and his dead eyes say it all. This man had no business in a position of control over life and death of others...' said one Twitter user


                            Derek Chauvin looks tired in new mugshot from Oak Park Heights prison, Internet says 'he's been crying a lot'
Derek Chauvin in his mugshot released from MCF - Oak Park Heights. (Minnesota Department of Corrections)

The Minnesota Department of Corrections has released a new mugshot of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin after he was booked into Oak Park Heights maximum security prison on Tuesday, April 20, following his conviction for the murder of George Floyd. Released on Wednesday, April 22 morning, the photo has since been shared and retweeted by many on social media. 

Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter on April 20 for the May 2020 death of George Floyd. The verdict of the trial was the cause of celebration for many as people waited with bated breaths for the conviction of the former cop. And now that Chauvin is dressed in the typical orange prison garb, it is safe to say that it has pleased many people. 

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Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the murder of George Floyd (Getty Images)

"Derek Chauvin Looks Like He’s Been Crying A Lot In His New Mugshot," one user tweeted. In fact, Patti Wood, a body language expert and author who spoke to DailyMail about how the ex-cop's eyes betrayed fear and anger while the verdict was being read also commented on Chauvin's first photo from jail, showing him with puffy eyes and a frown. Wood said, "There's slight defiance in his eyes".



 

A spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, reportedly said that Chauvin has been placed in the Administrative Control Unit, which is the most secure section "for his safety". "Administrative segregation is used when someone’s presence in the general population is a safety concern," the spokesperson reportedly said.

According to reports, corrections staff do rounds every 30 minutes on prisoners in the ACU, and more often for those who are violent, have serious mental health concerns or those who are demonstrating unusual behavior. As per the DOC, the warden or a senior-level official must visit the unit "to observe living and working conditions" at least once a week. 

Protesters confront police outside the 3rd Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Getty Images)

Twitter has been sharing and retweeting their opinions on the new mugshot, with most of them rejoicing. "How it started. How it’s going. This is Derek Chauvin’s new mugshot released by Minnesota Department of Corrections. Doesn’t look so tough and nonchalant now, does he? Do prison pants have pockets...asking for a murderer," a user tweeting sharing a photo of Chauvin when he placed his knee of Floyd's neck alongside the new mugshot. 



 

Another user tweeted, "Minnesota officials released a new mugshot for ex-police officer #DerekChauvin, who was taken into custody on Tuesday as he awaits sentencing for George Floyd’s murder. This mugshot photograph isn’t going to be @Kodak moment because #ChauvinIsAMonster and he knows it." Many didn't mince their words. "Smile for the camera, sociopath. Derek Chauvin’s new mugshot."



 

 



 

And many others had words to share with Chauvin for his new journey in jail. "His annoying smug grin, now defiance. I sure hope that his jail sentence is to the full duration of the guidelines, and then some. If Derek were to live out his days behind bars, perhaps in some small way, it might influence systemic reform. It’s time to end apartheid in the US." Another added along similar lines, "His smug demeanor and his dead eyes say it all. This man had no business in a position of control over life and death of others. I fear he would choose death every time if the victim's skin color wasn't the same as his if given the slightest, tiniest opening. He is a scary man."



 

 



 

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