Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis cop charged with murder in George Floyd case, released on $ 1 million bail
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been released from a Minnesota correctional facility after posting bail.
CBS Minnesota reports that he left the Minnesota-Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility on Wednesday morning to be transferred to another facility to post bond.
Chauvin was charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25 following public outcry over video showing Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, even after Floyd became unconscious.
His death sparked protests across the country.
Chauvin and three other officers involved were fired days after Floyd’s death.
The other officers – J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao – were charged with complicity.
Chauvin was sentenced to bail in June, dropped from $ 500,000 when a second degree murder charge was added.
His bail was set at $ 1.25 million or $ 1 million with conditions, CBS Minnesota reports.
Amid national attention to Chauvin following Floyd’s death, Chauvin and his wife, Kellie, were charged with nine counts of tax evasion.
The couple did not report hundreds of thousands of incomes, according to the complaint.
Kellie Chauvin filed a request divorce at the end of May.
Through her lawyer, Kellie Chauvin declared herself devastated by the death of George Floyd and expressed her sympathy to “his family, his relatives and all those who are in mourning”.
The couple have been married for a decade.