Ex-Officer Charged With Murder In George Floyd Case Released On $1M Bond

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's killing.Hennepin County Jail

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's killing, had been in prison since May.

The former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was released on a $1 million bond on Wednesday, NBC News reports.

[Derek] Chauvin, 44, is facing murder and manslaughter charges after video showed him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes during an arrest on May 25. He was released Wednesday on a conditional release and is expected to appear in court in March of next year, according to his notice of release filed in court.

CBS Minnesota noted that Chauvin was being held at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights, a maximum security prison, before his transfer to Hennepin County Jail to post bail.

Chauvin’s unconditional bail was set at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions; according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s roster, he was released on conditional bail. According to state court records, Chauvin posted a non-cash bond guaranteed by Allegheny Casualty.

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