Derek Chauvin, 44, has been released from prison after posting a non-cash bond.
The Department of Corrections confirmed that the former Minneapolis police officer, the only cop charged with George Floyd’s death, was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility.
According to reports, Chauvin has been freed after posting a non-cash $1million bond signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds, Inc.
The former police officer had been in custody since May 31 after videos showed him fatally kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes before he passed away.
Chauvin was charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, with bail initially set at $1million with conditions or $1.25 million.
Floyd’s death sparked outrage with protesters marching across the cities to decry racial injustice and police brutality.
In August, the ex-cop asked a judge to dismiss charges, claiming there is no probable cause that support them.
Prosecutors wrote: “Mr. Floyd was treated with particular cruelty. Despite Mr. Floyd’s pleas that he could not breathe and was going to die, as well as the pleas of eyewitnesses to get off Mr. Floyd and help him, (the) defendant and his codefendants continued to restrain Mr. Floyd.”
The other three ex-police officers were Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng.
Under the conditions of Chauvin’s release, he cannot have any direct or indirect contact with any members of George Floyd’s family. He must not possess any firearms ammunition and also not permitted to work in security or law enforcement.
In addition, he must also attend all court appearances.
According to a notice of appearance, his next court date is scheduled for March 8.
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