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Derek Chauvin, Charged in Floyd's Death, Released on $1M Bond

Derek Chauvin is moved by prison officers behind a chain link fence
Derek Chauvin is moved by prison officers. (David Joles/AP)

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 03:24 PM

Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death, posted $1 million bond to leave his Minnesota prison Wednesday. 

The bond, reportedly non-cash, was posted by A-Affordable Bail Bonds, according to TMZ.

Chauvin's trial is scheduled for March. He faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter after holding his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in late May.

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Antonio Romanucci released the following statement on Derek Chauvin’s release on bond:

”Derek Chauvin's release on bond is a painful reminder to George Floyd's family that we are still far from achieving justice for George," the statement read. "The system of due process worked for Chauvin and afforded him his freedom while he awaits trial.

"In contrast, George Floyd was denied due process, when his life was ended over a $20 bill. There was no charge, no arrest, no hearing, no bail. Just execution. Although George Floyd was denied justice in life, we will not rest until he is afforded full justice in death. The civil litigation team looks forward to our day in court."

The three other officers facing lesser charges, Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao have already posted bond and been released from prison.

Chauvin's attorney has requested the charges to be dismissed, arguing Floyd's drug use is what caused his death, not the excessive force of the controversial police detention technique of holding down a suspect with a knee on the neck.

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Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death, posted $1 million bond to leave his Minnesota prison Wednesday. 
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