David Pinney, who worked with both men at El Nuevo Rodeo, told CBS News George Floyd and Derek Chauvin clashed while working as security at the Minneapolis venue.
He said: “He knew him pretty well. They bumped heads.
“It has a lot to do with Derek being extremely aggressive within the club with some of the patrons, which was an issue,” David said.
Initially, their employer, Ms Santamaria has come out to note that both of them worked as security at El Nuevo Rodeo, a nightclub located in Minneapolis.
“I wouldn’t characterize them as knowing each other,” CNN quoted her as saying during an interview.
THe cop who placed his knees on Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Floyd.