Former officer seen in video with knee on neck of George Floyd released from prison on bond

Derek Chauvin goes free

Derek Chauvin could be a free man … at least temporarily.

Chauvin posted bond, a move that’s sure to outrage the city of Minneapolis and segments of the rest of the country at large. See his release document HERE.

Chauvin’s bond was set at $1.25 million for allegedly killing George Floyd with a knee to the neck while Floyd pleaded for his life in the case that sent shockwaves across the country and led to widespread protests that continue to this day.

Floyd was in court a month ago on tax evasion charges filed in July—two months after he was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Chauvin and his estranged wife Kellie Chauvin were charged with nine felony counts relating to false, fraudulent and missing tax returns.

They were charged with six counts of aiding and abetting taxes or filing fraudulent returns starting in 2014, and three counts of failing to file returns from 2016 to 2018.

Chauvin was charged alongside three other former Minneapolis cops, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao.