The three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting the second-degree murder of George Floyd had their bail set Thursday at up to $1 million each.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Hennepin County District Court Judge Paul Scoggin set bail for Thomas Lane, 37, J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Tou Thao, 34, at $1 million without conditions or $750,000 with conditions. The conditions for their release include relinquishing any guns in their possession.
Along with Derek Chauvin, 44, the three Minneapolis police officers are charged in connection with the May 25 death of Floyd, 46. The ex-officers were arresting Floyd after he allegedly used a counterfeit bill at Cup Foods.
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Chauvin — who’s facing second-degree murder charges — was filmed with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd, who was handcuffed, is heard repeatedly saying he can’t breathe before he loses consciousness.
The footage also showed responding officers struggle with Floyd in the back of a police cruiser before he’s removed from the vehicle and forced to the ground.
Kueng, Lane, and Thao remain in custody at Hennepin County jail. Earlier this week, Chauvin was transported from Hennepin County jail to Oak Park Heights, a maximum-security state prison.
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[Featured image: Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng, Tuo Thao/Hennepin County jail]