Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who was held on charges connected to the death of George Floyd has posted bond and has been released from prison.
44 Year-Old Chauvin was being held at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights with a second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in Floyd’s death after bystander video showed him with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.
Three other former MPD officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are also charged with aiding and abetting in the death, which ignited protests and cries for racial justice locally, nationally and globally.
Chauvin’s bail was set at $1.25 million, he was released on conditional bail. According to state court records, Chauvin posted a non-cash bond guaranteed by Allegheny Casualty.
Chauvin had been at the maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights since late May. All four officers currently charged in Floyd’s death are now released from custody.