A former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and genocide in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been transferred to the most secure prison, a report said.
Derek Chauvin, a prisoner in a video with Floyd kneeling around his neck for about nine minutes, was taken into custody before being transferred to Henenpin County Jail on Sunday afternoon. KSTP informed.
He has since been sent to Oak Park Heights in Minnesota Correctional Facility – Steelwater, the newspaper reported, citing the state’s correctional office.
“Oak Park Heights is the highest level of custody in the Minnesota DOC system. However, most of the detainees are in the highest and closest custody, as some detainees require a high level of protection. ” According to the DOC.
Late Sunday night, DOC Commissioner Paul Schnell told a news conference that such a transfer was not unusual, adding that the same thing happened when former Minneapolis police officer Mohammad Noor was taken into custody in connection with the murder of Justin Damond.
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has requested the transfer of Chauvin, Chanel said.
Shubh has been expelled along with three other policemen on charges of third-degree murder and murder.
The other three former officers have not yet been charged in the case.