Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, has been released on a $1 million non-cash bond. The release comes with conditions including that he cannot possess a firearm or work in a security capacity.
According to NBC, Chauvin, who faces both murder and manslaughter charges after he was caught on camera kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, doesn’t appear in court again until March, and has been released on bond until then.
KARE 11 reports that court records show he submitted a non-cash bond Wednesday morning, allowing him to leave the facility Oak Park Heights prison, where he was moved for his safety shortly after his arrest. The bond, according to CBS Minnesota, is secured by Allegheny Casualty.
With Chauvin’s release, all four officers charged in George Floyd’s death are now free from custody.
Aside from Chauvin’s more direct responsibility in Floyd’s death, compared to the other three officers, who did not intervene, he also reportedly had a contentious history with Floyd that has raised additional concerns.
Conditions of the former officer’s release include that he is not allowed to work any kind of security job, possess a weapon or a weapon permit, or make any contact with George Floyd’s family, and that he must show up for all court appearances.
As Chauvin was being released Wednesday, Ben Crump, an attorney representing the family, was focusing on positive efforts being carried out in the memory of Floyd and others who have died at the hands of police.
Join me in celebrating the families of #GeorgeFloyd, #BreonnaTaylor, and countless others who are turning grief into action. They’re fighting systemic racism by uniting communities through education, advocacy, and charity! ✊🏾 https://t.co/WiOuUTXKfK
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) October 7, 2020
He tweeted to celebrate the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, who are working together to advocate for change.
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