Policeman Charged In Death Of George Floyd Released On Bail

Policeman Charged In Death Of George Floyd Released On Bail”

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has been released from prison after posting bond.

Court records show Mr Chauvin posted a non-cash bond guaranteed by the Allegheny Casualty Company.

The Minneapolis Police Department fired and arrested Chauvin after he was captured on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes on May 25.

The death of the black man sparked a mass protest across the world. The other ex-officers all face one count of aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. He was sacked on the same day that video emerged on social media, and later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, which was later upgraded to second-degree murder.

Chauvin's attorneys said officers were following protocol when they arrested and subdued Floyd.

It is understood was released from custody this morning.

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Chauvin's unconditional bail had been set at $1.25 million, or $1 million with conditions.

All four officers accused in connection with the killing of Mr Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have now posted bail and are free until their trial next year.

The officers were all fired one day after Mr Floyd's death, reflecting the growing seriousness with which United States cities are beginning to take police abuse allegations.

Separately, Chauvin is also charged (along with his wife, Kelli, who's filed for divorce) with felony tax evasion.

The couple failed to report hundreds of thousands in income, according to the complaint.

Prosecutors told a judge that the men should face trial together because the evidence and charges against them are similar, and multiple trials could traumatise witnesses and Mr Floyd's family.

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