A judge dropped the charge because the former officer, Derek Chauvin, did not put others in danger when he allegedly took the life of the 46-year-old Black man.
The decision reverses the original conditions of his release, which mandated that Chauvin not leave the state of Minnesota
Derek Chauvin posted $1 million non-cash bail, and his release will have some conditions.
In 2011 an unarmed Native American man was shot in the chest by police. Nine years later, one of the attending officers, Derek Chauvin, would become infamous over the murder of George Floyd.
A harrowing body cam transcript reveals that Floyd called out for his mother and his children, while former officer Derek Chauvin told him to stop talking.
The cop accused of murdering George Floyd had his first court appearance, by video, from the Oak Park Heights correctional facility.
More Police Departments Are Adopting ‘Duty to Intervene’ Policies. But They Didn't Save George Floyd.
The protocol essentially guides officers toward pulling their colleagues off people they’re assaulting.
Minnesota AG Keith Ellison announced the upgraded charge of second-degree murder for ex-officer Derek Chauvin.
“I can’t breathe, man,” Floyd cries out to the cops in the video. “Please. Please let me stand.”
Minneapolis Is Burning: Protesters Loot and Set Buildings on Fire to Protest Police Killing of George Floyd
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters who gathered outside the precinct where Derek Chauvin, the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck until he was unresponsive, worked until this week.
Derek Chauvin and one of the other Minneapolis cops at the fatal arrest were previously involved in use-of-force incidents.