Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports:
The former Minneapolis Police officer who was charged in connection with the death of George Floyd has been transferred from a county jail to a maximum-security prison, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Derek Chauvin was originally taken into custody at the Ramsey County Jail; he was then taken to the Hennepin County Jail on Sunday afternoon. Now, according to the DOC, he has been released to the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights.
According to the DOC, the Oak Park Heights facility is the highest custody level in Minnesota’s prison system. Many of the inmates at the prison “need a higher level of security.”
For his own protection, no doubt.