Derek Chauvin is out on a $1 million bond as he awaits trial. One of the conditions was not to leave Minnesota. But the Department of Corrections said it has evidence supporting “safety concerns.”
A Hennepin County judge now says Chauvin can stay in a state bordering Minnesota if he chooses.
Chauvin was shown on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes before he died in May. The incident has been a catalyst for protests against racial injustice across the nation.