Derek Chauvin, the former white US police officer charged in the the killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota was released Wednesday on a $1 million bond.
Chauvin was released from the Oak Park Heights, Minnesota prison where he was awaiting trial scheduled for 2021, according to court records.
The since-fired officer was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after killing Floyd, 46, by kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.
Floyd was being arrested after reportedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a store.
Three other officers were also charged in Floyd’s death.
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