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BREAKING: Derek Chauvin, officer charged in George Floyd death, released from prison

By Stephanie Toone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #local-all (CNT)

The former Minneapolis officer was reportedly released on $1 million bond.

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has been released from a Minnesota prison after posting a non-cash bond, according to local reports.

Chauvin is awaiting his trial, slated for March 8, on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after the death of Floyd, a Minneapolis bouncer who died as Chauvin kneeled on his neck during a routine arrest. The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed to Minneapolis news station Fox 9 that Chauvin was released from prison and posted bond Wednesday. The former police officer had been in custody at the Oak Park Heights prison since May 31. Court records show he posted a non-cash $1 million bond on Oct. 7, signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainerd, Minnesota.