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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin can live out of state while waiting for trial, the judge says



The former Minnesota police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd is allowed to leave the state for security reasons while awaiting trial, a judge ruled Friday.

A Hennepin County judge said Friday that the state Department of Corrections had presented evidence of “safety concerns” since Derek Chauvin was released from prison this week. The nature of the evidence was not disclosed.

Messages and calls to Chauvin’s attorney were not returned.

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is charged with the murder of George Floyd's death.  Chauvin posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison according to court records.  A judge ruled Friday that he could leave the state over unidentified security concerns while awaiting trial.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is charged with the murder of George Floyd’s death. Chauvin posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison according to court records. A judge ruled Friday that he could leave the state over unidentified security concerns while awaiting trial. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The former Minneapolis police officer is charged with murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death after being seen on video sticking his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes during the May 25 encounter.

He has been in custody for months but was released on Wednesday for a $ 1 million loan, which sparked a wave of criticism. The release also sparked two-night protests in Minneapolis and prompted Governor Tim Walz to activate the National Guard to thwart possible violence.

One of the conditions for Chauvin’s release was that he could not leave the state without written permission from the court.

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In his order, Judge Peter Cahill changed these conditions. Under the new terms, the 44-year-old chauvin must reside in Minnesota or an “adjacent state as soon as possible” and report him to his attendant for conditional release. His address will be given to local law enforcement agencies and must be kept confidential.

He must also get a cell phone and carry it with him at all times, sign copies of an extradition waiver and hand in his passport.


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