Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd is reported to have been released from prison having posted bail.
Derek is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter after he was video-taped by eyewitnesses who watched helplessly as the officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes till he gave up the ghost. His colleagues, Thomas Lane, Alexander Kuang and Tou Thao, also at the scene of the act, were also charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Court documents revealed that Derek Chauvin posted the required $1million bail to secure his release from the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights where he was being detained. However, it is not yet clear how Derek was able to provide the money to pay his bond. Report has it that the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, which has a legal defence fund, did not provide any money for the bail.
Until Floyd’s death, black Americans have been vociferating their dissatisfaction about molestation and harassment they face from white police officers who hides under the uniforms to melt out such acts.
The circumstances leading to the death of George Floyd was met with a strong public condemnation especially among the black community who trooped to the streets to stage protests across the states.
Chauvin had been at the maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights since late May.