The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has been released from prison after posting bond.
Derek Chauvin, 44, was released from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights on Wednesday morning, the Department of Corrections confirmed.
The ex-cop walked free after posting a non-cash $1million bond signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds, Inc, online court records show. Chauvin had been in custody at the maximum security prison since May 31 after video showed him pressing his knee onto Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes shortly before his death.
He is charged with second and third degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter. His bail was initially set at $1.25million or $1million with conditions.
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