Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in the death of George Floyd has been released from prison and has posted bail.
The 44-year-old is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after he was captured in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.
Chauvin, 44, was being held at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights, where he had been also appearing in court remotely for all but the most recent hearing during which he and the other three officers charged — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao — appeared in person. WCCO has learned that Chauvin left the facility at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to be transferred to Hennepin County Jail in order to post bail.
A notice of release was posted at 10:34 a.m. on Oct. 7.
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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.
Three other former MPD officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng are also charged with aiding and abetting in the death, which sparked off protests globally.