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Bail set at $1 million for former officer charged in George Floyd’s death

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A Minneapolis judge has set the bail for the former officer accused in the death of George Floyd at $1 million.

The decision was made Monday afternoon via a partically, virtual hearing.

Derek Chauvin appeared at the hearing virtually from Oak Park Heights’ maximum security prison but he, nor his attorney, contested the bail which was initially set at $500,000.

Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes while Floyd laid on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Three other officers who were also present during the arrest, have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.  The other officers are currently being held at Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond, according to the Associated Press.