A former Minneapolis policeman charged with murder and murder in the death of George Floyd has been transferred to a maximum security prison, according to a report.
Derek Chuvin, who was caught on video with a knee-jerk in Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was taken to the Ramsay County Jail on Sunday afternoon before being transferred to the Hennepin County Jail. KSTP reported.
He has since been transported to Oak Park Heights in Stillwater, Minnesota Correctional Facility, according to a news release.
“Oak Park Heights is the highest detention facility in the Minnesota DOC system. According to the DOC.
DOC Commissioner Paul Schnell said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that this kind of relocation was not uncommon, and that the same happened when former Minneapolis guard Mohamed Noor was arrested in the case of the killing of Justin Damond.
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has requested the transfer of the SUV, Schnell said.
Chauvin, along with three other policemen, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and murder.
Three other former officials have not yet been charged in the case.