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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, has been released from jail
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.
His 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.
Chauvin is expected to appear in court in March of next year, according to his notice of release filed in court.
“I can confirm Derek Chauvin is not in custody at Oak Park Heights at this time,”
said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Department of Corrections.
Floyd died in May after Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd begged for his life.
George Floyd ‘s death is one in a series of incidents caught on video in the United States
that have sparked demonstrations against police brutality and systematic racism.
Chauvin has been charged with second and third degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the case.
Three other former officers, who also held Floyd down are charged with aiding and abetting murder.
According to Aljazeera, Chauvin had the option of posting bail for $1.25m without conditions or $1m with conditions.
Under the conditions of his release, he must attend all court appearances,
cannot have any direct or indirect contact – including social media – with any members of Floyd’s family,
cannot work in law enforcement or security, and surrendering firearms.
The other three officers previously posted bail amounts of $750,000 and have been 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.