On Monday, a judge pledged $ 1.25 million, or $ 1 million, if he fulfilled certain conditions, after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, for a former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin.
Chauvin was charged, including second-degree murder in a case that sparked global unrest over social injustice and police brutality. The 44-year-old Chauvin said almost nothing during the 11-minute preliminary hearing, in which he appeared before district judge Hennepin Denise Reilly. He appeared at the meeting via video link from Oak Park Heights High Prison.
His lawyer, Eric Nelson, did not dispute the bail and did not examine the nature of the charges. The million dollar exemption conditions include that he cannot leave the state without permission and must comply with all appointments and attend the hearing.