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Ex Police Officer Derek Chauvin Gets Bail Set Up to $1.25 million


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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd during an arrest, had his bail set at up to $1.25 million Monday.

The incident in question occurred on May 25 after Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd to restrain him for nearly nine minutes while he was being detained on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase. The death has erupted in worldwide protests.

Derek Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The 44-year-old former cop, who has been in jail for nearly two weeks, appeared in Hennepin County District Court via a remote video feed, wearing an orange jumpsuit and blue mask, with handcuffs.

Chauvin will have to post $1.25 million bail if he wants to be released with no conditions, Judge Jeannice Reding ordered.