Minneapolis judge set a $1 million bail for police officer, Derek Chauvin on Monday, as he made his first court appearance charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death caused nationwide protests.
Chauvin, who was caught was caught on camera on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd’s neck until he died, appeared by video from Minnesota state prison to face charges of one count of second degree murder, one count of third degree murder, and one count of manslaughter.
In a procedural hearing that did not require Chauvin, 44, to submit a plea, the judge in the Hennepin County District Court set his bail at $1 million with conditions, and $1.25 million without conditions.
Meeting the conditions would require him to surrender his firearms, not work in law enforcement or security in any capacity, and have no contact with the family of Floyd.
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