Former police officer charged with death of George Floyd released on bail

There are fears violent scenes will erupt in the United States again, after the former police officer charged over the death of George Floyd was released from custody on bail.

Derek Chauvin is facing three separate charges, including second degree murder for kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck earlier this year, which resulted in his death.

The scene – which was captured on camera – sparked nationwide outrage and protests all over the world.


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Chauvin is also facing third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Mr Chauvin was released on conditional bail this morning, after a bond of US$1 million was posted.

Under his bail conditions, he’s not allowed to leave the US state of Minnesota, he’s not allowed to have any contact with George Floyd’s family, and he’s not allowed to hold a gun.

Chauvin will return to court in March for his trial, while the other three officers charged with aiding and abetting will also begin their trials around that time.

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