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 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.
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.