Officer charged with killing George Floyd released on $1 million bond from Minnesota jail

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis PD officer charged with killing George Floyd this spring, has been released after posting a $1 million bond. Floyd’s death sparked months of riots in Minnesota and across the US.

The former officer was released on Wednesday morning from the Oak Park Heights prison, where he had been held in solitary and under maximum security, after posting a non-cash bond. 

Chauvin had been arrested on May 29, four days after Floyd died during a botched arrest outside a grocery store in Minneapolis. He had been held in Oak Park Heights since May 31, as Black Lives Matter protests over Floyd’s death turned violent and resulted in the torching of multiple businesses and the MPD Third Precinct.