Bond set at $1M for officer charged in George Floyd’s death

Published 1:23 pm Monday, June 8, 2020

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Monday set $1 million bail for a Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd’s death.

Derek Chauvin, 44, said almost nothing during an 11-minute hearing in which he appeared on closed-circuit television from the state’s maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights. His attorney, Eric Nelson, did not contest the bail — raised from the $500,000 initially set in the case — and didn’t address the substance of the charges.

Nelson didn’t speak with reporters afterward.

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Chauvin’s next appearance was set for June 29 at 1:30 p.m.