Former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death released on $1 million bond

epaselect epa08632727 Protesters and activists carrying portraits of George Floyd attend the 'Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' march at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, USA, 28 August 2020. The march, under the rallying call 'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,' will coincide with the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington, where he delivered his historic 'I Have A Dream' speech in 1963. EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

Oct 7 (Reuters) - Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, has been released from a correctional facility after posting a $1 million bond, according to court records.

Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Videos of the incident set off nationwide protests over police brutality and racism.

Chauvin’s unconditional bail had been set at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions.

He was released on conditions, according to a document filed to the Hennepin County District Court from the county’s sheriff. Court records show Chauvin posted a non-cash bond guaranteed by the Allegheny Casualty Company.

Conditions that had been set at his bond hearing included prohibitions against working in law enforcement and contact with Floyd’s family. Chauvin is also required to surrender any licenses or permits for firearms. (reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


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