Contrary to Santamaria’s claim, one man suggested that Chauvin and Floyd knew each other “very well.”
As reported by CBS News, David Pinney, who also worked at the same club, previously claimed that Floyd and Chauvin knew each other “very well” and bumped heads. But Pinney later walked back his claims and suggested he mixed up Floyd with another worker.
“There has been a mix up between George and another fellow co-worker.”
As noted by the publication, Santamaria connected Pinney with the network, and he claimed her comments about Floyd were the reason for his mistake.
“She specifically said she was unable to give detail information about George because she did not have a close relationship with him as I did,” he explained.