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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 02: A protester holds a sign with an image of George Floyd during a peaceful demonstration over Floyd’s death outside LAPD headquarters on June 2, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom has deployed National Guard troops to Los Angeles County to curb unrest which occurred amid some demonstrations. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death and charged with third-degree murder.

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.