Former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd’s Death, released from custody

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A photo combination shows Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 (left), and the former Minneapolis police officer who was arrested on May 29. [File Photo]
A photo combination shows Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 (left), and the former Minneapolis police officer who was arrested on May 29. [File Photo]

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, has been released from jail on a $1 million bond.

Chauvin, 44, is facing murder and manslaughter charges after video showed him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes during an arrest on May 25.

His unconditional bail was set at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions; according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s roster, he was released on conditional bail.

Chauvin is expected to appear in court in March of next year, according to his notice of release filed in court.

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