The former Minneapolis police officer who was charged with the death of George Floyd has been released from prison on $1 million bail.
Derek Chauvin, who faces murder and manslaughter counts linked to Floyd’s death in May which sparked the summer Black Lives Matter protests across the world, walked out of the Oak Parks Heights prison on Wednesday, according to KMSP-TV.
Chauvin spent more than four months behind bars after he was caught on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, despite his repeated warnings that he couldn’t breathe.
Floyd was apprehended on America’s Memorial Day after he allegedly tried to pass off a counterfeit $20 bill.
Chauvin and the three other officers present, charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, were all fired after the incident.