Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been released from jail after posting $1M bail, which no doubt has increased concerns of further rioting and violence in the city.
Minneapolis has been a war zone thanks to violent protests held by Black Lives Matter who have essentially burned many neighborhoods to the ground and looted businesses into oblivion.
Here’s more on this from Fox News:
Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter, was released from Oak Park Heights prison, where he had been held since May 31, a Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson confirmed to Fox 9 Minneapolis.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office posted a notice of release indicating Chauvin paid a $1 million bond and was required by law to show in court on March 8, 2021, at 9 a.m. A court document signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainerd, Minn., also showed Chauvin paid the non-cash bond on Wednesday.
The other three officers at the scene, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting. They previously posted bail amounts of $750,000 and have been freed pending trial. Currently, all four men are scheduled to face trial together in March, but the judge is weighing a request to have them tried separately.
A mural that has been dedicated to the memory of George Floyd has once again been vandalized on Wednesday.
Footage taken from surveillance cameras from Cup Foods reveals a man in a face mask over a ski mask walking up to the mural and spraying it with red paint sometime around 4 a.m. The statue was defaced before, back in August.
Let’s hope cooler heads prevail and folks don’t shred their neighborhood to pieces over this guy temporarily getting out of jail.