Former Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of the murder of African-American George Floyd, whom he held for several minutes on his neck with his knee, has been released this Wednesday from prison released on bail.
Chauvin, who is expected to appear in court next March for Floyd’s death, has been released after depositing a million dollar bail, according to local media.
The former agent has been in prison since May 31, when he was arrested and charged with murder, after pressing the deceased’s neck with his knee against the ground. for almost nine minutes until he died.
The other three policemen who participated in the arrest of Floyd, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao are accused of helping their partner and complicity. All of them have already posted a bond of $ 750,000 and are released pending trial.
Currently, the trial is scheduled to take place in March jointly for the four, but the magistrate is evaluating the possibility of trying them separately.
Both Chauvin and the other three agents involved they were expelled from the Corps after what happened.
Floyd’s murder has sparked numerous demonstrations against police violence throughout the United States, some of which led to disorder and looting.