George Floyd's murderer Derek Chauvin is released from prison after posting 'non-cash' $1 million bond
Author: Wardah Sempa | Wednesday 7th October 2020
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has been released from prison after posting bond. Derek Chauvin was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights on after posting a non-cash $1million bond, according to local media.
Chauvin had been held in the prison since May 31, when he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after video showed him pressing his knee onto Floyd's neck. A release receipt posted by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office showed the former cop was freed from the jail on conditional release.
Floyd passed away after Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against the handcuffed 46-year-old Black man´s neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd's death sparked protests around the world.