Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shovin, who was charged with the manslaughter of African American George Floyd in May this year, has been released from prison. About it reports Fox News citing a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
According to a posted notice from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Chauvin posted a $ 1 million bail before being released from Oak Park Heights prison, where he had been held since May 31.
As the TV channel notes, the ex-policeman is to appear before the court on March 8 next year. Chauvin’s release on bail is subject to several conditions. He is prohibited from leaving Minnesota without written court permission, from having any contact with Floyd’s family, and from acquiring firearms and ammunition.
Floyd’s family lawyers criticized Chauvin’s release and called the ex-policeman’s release from prison “a painful reminder that we are still far from justice.” “The due process system worked for Chauvin and gave him freedom while he awaits trial. Although George Floyd was denied justice during his lifetime, we will not rest until he is granted full justice after death, ”said a joint statement by lawyers Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, representing the family of the deceased.
According to Fox News, three other police officers who were at the scene of the incident with Floyd are accused of aiding and abetting. They had previously posted a bond of $ 750,000 and were released pending trial. The trial of all ex-police officers is due in March 2021, but the judge is now considering a request to be tried separately.