Former police officer Derek Chauven, who was accused of the manslaughter of African American George Floyd in May, was released from prison after paying $1 million bail, Fox News reported citing a representative of the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Wednesday, October 7.
In addition, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota issued a notice of release stating that the ex-police paid bail and was required by law to appear in court on March 8, 2021.
In late May, Floyd died in the intensive care unit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after the policemen who detained him used force against him. While in detention, he complained that he could not breathe. The man’s death caused massive protests and riots not only in the United States, but also in Europe. After the incident, Minneapolis authorities decided to reform the city’s police force and cut the agency’s budget.