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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck until he died, has been released from jail.

Chauvin was released from jail after posting a $1 million "non-cash bond" on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The former cop posted a non-cash $1 million bond signed by A-Affordable Bail Bonds of Brainard, Minnesota around 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, FOX9 reports. He left the jail at 11:22 a.m. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Chauvin, who was arrested on May 31, had been held in segregation at the maximum security Oak Park Heights, Minnesota Prison where he was transferred following death threats from inmates at the county jail in Minneapolis.

Chauvin was charged in the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who is seen pleading for his life in a viral video. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Three other former officers who were at the scene were also arrested and have since been released.

All four are awaiting trial set for March 8, 2021.

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Chrystul Kizer was 17-years-old when she killed the man who sexually abused her in 2018. A bail fund charity paid her $400,000 bond on Monday.

Now 19, Kizer walked out of a Wisconsin jail carrying a bag full of letters she'd received from supporters.

Kizer was arrested and charged with the murder of Randall Volar, 34, in Kenosha, Wis. on June 5, 2018.

She is accused of shooting Volar twice in the head, then setting fire to his home. On the day he died, police planned to arrest Volar for child sex trafficking.

Kizer had been awaiting trial on murder charges when she was granted bond. She still faces charges of arson and premeditated homicide which carries a life sentence in prison.

Her case received national attention from supporters and activists who say she acted in self-defense and was a victim of sex trafficking.

Kizer told police that her relationship with Volar involved sexual abuse in addition to money and gifts.

She said he earned money by arranging hookups for her with men in hotel rooms. "He was a grown up and I wasn't," she said. "So I listened."

Police say Volar's estate was worth $800,000. He made large bank deposits and other activities typical of sex traffickers.

Her case drew comparisons to Cyntoia Brown, who received a life sentence for killing a John when she was a teenage prostitute.

Now 32, Brown was granted clemency in January 2019 after serving 15 years in prison.

Brown voice her support for Kizer last year. She posted a photo of herself wearing a hoodie with the words "Justice 4 Chrystul Kizer" on the front.
 

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