Police officer charged with George Floyd murder released on bail

Washington (AFP) – The police officer charged with killing George Floyd, the African American whose death sparked a mass protest movement, was released from a Minnesota jail on Wednesday on $1 million bail.Derek Chauvin, who was videorecorded pressing his knee to handcuffed Floyd’s neck during an arrest in May until Floyd went limp, is charged with second and third degree murder and manslaughter.The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office posted a notice of his release after more than four months in jail, after Chauvin was able to post the hefty bond.  The 44-year-old former Minneapolis police office…

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