Officer charged in George Floyd’s death is released on bond

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Washington –  Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was charged in connection death of George Floyd, a black , was released on Wednesday after posting a 1-million-dollar bond.

“I can confirm Derek Chauvin is not in custody at Oak Park Heights at this time,” said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Department of Corrections.

Floyd died in May after Chauvin pinned him to the ground with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd begged for his life.

His death is one in a series of incidents caught on video in the have sparked demonstrations against and systematic racism.

Chauvin has been charged with and third degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the case.

Three other former officers, who also held Floyd down are charged with aiding and abetting murder.