Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd has been moved to one of the most secure prisons in the US, that accepts most hated and high-risk inmates.
Daily Mail confirmed in a report that Chauvin was transferred late Sunday to Oak Park Heights Prison, Minnesota’s only Level Five maximum security facility. The 407-inmate prison boasts of never having had an escape and is also regarded as one of the country’s safest, having only had one homicide in its history.
The prison is located on the border with Wisconsin, between the cities of Bayport and Stillwater.
Chauvin was due to appear in court on Monday but his appearance has been pushed back until June 8, due to the ongoing protests over George Floyd’s death.
According to recent data released by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Oak Park Heights Prison currently houses 297 murderers, 69 sexual predators, and eight kidnappers. Some 46 percent of the prison population is black.
Derek Chauvin was arrested last Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death, which has prompted nationwide protests that have turned violent in several cites.
Three other officers were fired in connection to Floyd’s death, but they are yet to be arrested or charged
Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin has also filed for divorce to end their marriage after his arrest.