Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has gotten out of jail on a one-million-dollar bond. As you’ll likely recall, he was the officer seen in viral videos placing his knee on the neck of George Floyd, who died as a result.
Floyd’s death in police custody led to months of protests, cost Chauvin his job and led to his arrest on second-degree murder charges. His trial is scheduled to begin March 8th.
His bond comes with conditions: he can’t leave the state without written court approval, he’s to have no contact with Floyd’s family, he must remain law abiding and make future court appearances.