Derek Chauvin — the ex-cop accused of murdering George Floyd — is now allowed to leave the state of Minnesota as he awaits trial … after a judge ruled there are concerns over his safety.
The Hennepin County judge changed the conditions of Chauvin’s bond Thursday, a day after he was released after posting $1 million. The former Minneapolis police officer can now reside in Minnesota OR a bordering state pending trial.
The decision came after the Department of Corrections provided evidence supporting safety concerns for Chauvin … according to the judge’s order.
Chauvin must report his new address to law enforcement and will remain under normal supervision as he awaits his murder trial … which is scheduled for March.
Chauvin is required to obtain a cell phone and keep it on him at all times and answer all calls from the Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.
As for which states are contiguous to Minnesota — North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
As we’ve reported … Chauvin is facing charges of 2nd-degree after leaving his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds back on May 25.