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George Floyd killer, officer Derek Chauvin, released from prison

George Floyd killer, officer Derek Chauvin, released from prison

 

The Minneapolis former police officer, Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, has been released from prison after posting $1 million bond.

The 44-year-old is standing trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s killing. He was captured in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes

Three other Metropolitan former police officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng are also charged with aiding and abetting in the death, which triggered off protests across the globe.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesman, confirmed that Chauvin was no longer being held at the maximum-security Oak Park Heights prison in Minnesota on Wednesday, and state court records show he posted a non-cash $1 million bond on Oct. 7, signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainerd, Minnesota.

A notice of release was posted at 10:34 a.m. on Oct. 7.

The $1 million conditional bail requires Chauvin to appear for all future court appearances, not to work in a security capacity, and to have no firearms or firearms permit. It also bars him from leaving the state and from having any contact with Floyd’s family.

Chauvin’s trial including other officers is set for March 8, 2021. The judge in the case, Peter Cahill, is expected to make a decision about whether the trial will be moved out of Hennepin County by Oct. 15.

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