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Derek Chauvin, former police officer charged with George Floyd's death, released from custody

Attorneys for all four officers charged in Floyd's death have said pretrial publicity has made it impossible for them to receive a fair trial in Hennepin County, and they have asked for the trial to be moved.

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Derek Chauvin, one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the May 25 killing of George Floyd, has been released from prison on bond.

According to the Hennepin County jail roster, Chauvin, 44, was released from custody Wednesday.

Chauvin was being held at Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights, but left the facility Wednesday morning and was transferred to Hennepin County Jail before posting bail, WCCO reports.

The Hennepin County jail roster says Chauvin was released on conditional bond.

Floyd, a Black man, died in handcuffs as Chauvin, a white officer, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck and Floyd said he couldn't breathe.

Bystanders caught Floyd's death on camera and the footage sparked protests across the world.

Chauvin faces second-degree murder and other charges, while former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting.

All four officers charged in Floyd’s death are now released from custody.

Attorneys for Chauvin, Kueng, Lane and Thao have said pretrial publicity has made it impossible for them to receive a fair trial in Hennepin County, and they have asked for the trial to be moved.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.