The Officer Responsible For George Floyd’s Death Has Been Released On Bond

Officer Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd, has been released from prison after posting a $1 million bond.

On May 25, bystanders captured footage of officer Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. Floyd died as a result of the violent restraint, and his death set off many protests and riots all around the world.

Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter and has been in prison since May 31. According to reports, he posted a non-cash bond on Wednesday and is currently awaiting his March 9 trial date.

 

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