Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck until he lost consciousness and later died at a hospital on the 25th of May, has been released form prison.
Chauvin was later arrested and charged with second and third-degree murder and manslaughter and placed in a maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights.
However Chauvin was released last Wednesday, 7th October, after paying the $1 million bond. Court records show Chauvin posted a non-cash bond guaranteed by the Allegheny Casualty Company. Sources also said that he contributed to some of bail payment himself.
The other 3 officers who were present at the time of the murder were charged of aiding and abetting second degree murder, and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter, all paid a $750,000 bond and were released earlier this year.
Derek Chauvin posted a $1M bail today – buying his freedom after robbing George Floyd of his life over $20. His release on bond is a painful reminder to George’s family that we are still far from achieving justice. pic.twitter.com/LONbzSgimj— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) October 7, 2020