Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis ex-cop charged with the May 25 death of George Floyd was released from prison on Wednesday after posting bail.
Chauvin was released from the Oak Park Heights prison facility shortly before 11:30 a.m. after he posted $1 million bond, according to court documents.
George Floyd died in police custody in May 25 after officer Chauvin pressed his knee against this neck for eight minutes, ignoring his pleas about being unable to breathe.
Chauvin was subsequently fired and charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. The three other officers on the scene—Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung and Thomas Lane— who stood back and watched as Chauvin murdered Floyd were charged with aiding and abetting 2nd degree murder.
Chauvin’s bail was set at $1.25 million but he was offered a reduced bail amount of $1 million with conditions. These conditions include, surrendering all firearm and gun licenses, never have contact with the Floyd family, never work in security or law enforcement again and he is also not allowed to leave the state.
All four police officers who were involved in the death of George Floyd are now free awaiting trial. The other three officers previously posted bail amounts of $750,000.
Its still unclear where Chauvin got the money to pay his bond, according to AP.