Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer that was charged with the murder of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting a $1 million bond. Chauvin had been jailed in segregation at the maximum-security Oak Park Heights, Minnesota prison awaiting a trial on March 8th.
Chauvin was seen on video pressing his knee into Floyd's neck during the fatal Memorial Day arrest. Floyd's death has since sparked nationwide riots against police brutality and systemic racism.
A Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson confirmed that Chauvin was no longer being held at the prison on Wednesday. State records show he posted a non-cash $1 million bond on October, 7th and records show he was released at 11:22 a.m.
According to DailyMail
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has been released from prison after posting bond.
Derek Chauvin, 44, was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights on Wednesday morning, the Department of Corrections confirmed.
The ex-cop walked free after posting a non-cash $1million bond signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds, Inc, online court records show.
Chauvin had been in custody at the maximum security prison since May 31 after video showed him pressing his knee onto Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes shortly before his death.
He is charged with second and third degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter. His bail was initially set at $1.25million or $1million with conditions.
A release receipt posted by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office showed Chauvin was freed at 11.22am.
Under the conditions of his release, he must attend all court appearances and cannot have any direct or indirect contact - including social media - with any members of Floyd's family.
He is also not permitted to work in law enforcement or security, and must not possess any firearms ammunition.