US: George Floyd murder suspect released on $1 million bail

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The former US police officer charged with the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd has been released from prison on bail.

Derek Chauvin posted a $1 million (Dh3.67 million) bond and was released on Wednesday morning, court records show, the BBC reported.

The white officer was filmed pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes before he died on May 25.

Floyd’s death led to global protests and calls for police reform, spurred by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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