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Derek Chauvin is Released on $1M Bond

By: Eris Lowdermilk

Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer who was charged with the murder of George Floyd, was released on Oct 7 on a one million dollar bond.

He was charged in late May under charges of murder and manslaughter charges after the video of his knee disrespectfully on George Floyd’s neck circulated everywhere. Floyd later died in police custody on May 25, 2020. 

According to court records, the other officers Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Keung have not made any pleads in their cases so far. They were all, Chauvin included dismissed from the department and charged with Floyd’s death. 

Chauvin is currently charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. He is expected to appear in court in March of next year, 2021.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has since activated the state's National Guard Wednesday, Oct 7. About 100 Guardsman will be deployed along with 100 state troopers and 75 conservation officers in preparation for possible protests. 

Madani, Doha. (2020, October 7). Derek Chauvin, ex-officer charged with murder in George Floyd case, released on $1M bond. NBC News.

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