Ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death freed on USD 1 million bond

The other three officers previously posted bail amounts of 750,000 and have been a free pending trial.

Minneapolis: The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison.

According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted 1 million bonds, and the Department of Corrections confirmed he was no longer in custody at the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained.

Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.

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Floyd’s death was captured in a widely seen bystander video that set off protests around the world.

Chauvin and three other officers were fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and other crimes; Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao are charged with aiding and abetting.

The other three officers previously posted bail amounts of 750,000 and have been a free pending trial.

Currently, all four men are scheduled to face trial together in March, but the judge is weighing a request to have them tried separately

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