Small Florida Town Finds Itself in Middle of George Floyd Story After Cop Revealed to Have Second Home Nearby

Image via Google Maps, accessed May 29, 2020.

The small Central Florida town of Windermere found itself thrown into national headlines this week when it was reported that Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video with his knee on the neck of George Floyd before he died, has a second home with a Windermere address. But Chauvin doesn’t actually live in the town.

Windermere is a very small town in western Orange County, nestled on an isthmus spanning the Butler Chain of Lakes, comprised of 3,800 people living within 2.2 square miles. It’s so small you might blink and miss it as you drove through, if not for the infamously
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