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Minneapolis white police officer Derek Chauvin who brazenly pressed his knee into George Floyds neck and restricted oxygen to his body until he took his last breath, he fatally died at the scene of the arrest outside Cup Store in Minneapolis Minnesota on 25th May.
Monday afternoon Chauvin made his first court appearance at Hennepin County court via a video feed link, he was handcuffed and he was wearing an orange prisoners jumpsuit and a blue mask, at the end of the hearing, Chauvin is charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, following the horrific death of George Floyd.
The Attorney General Matthew Frank set an unconditional bail at $1.25 million or $1 million with conditions that require for Derek not to work in a security capacity or have firearms / firearms permit and to appear for all future court hearings.
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$1.25 million is an extremely high bail amount. Attorney General Matthew said “it’s the high-profile nature of the alleged crimes and the ensuing unrest” he also added: “Because of the severity of the charges and the strength of the community’s opinion, and because he said Chauvin is likely to flee”
The bail wasn’t contested at the hearing, Chauvin’s attorney preferred to discuss that matter at a later date. The next court date will be on 29th June.
The former police officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Kueng who were also involved in arresting George Floyd, They have all three been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter, their bail was set at $1 million, with certain conditions it could be lowered to $750,000 and they also attend the court hearing on 29th June.
Implementing Changes And Future Plans
An Interim Agreement and Minneapolis City Council Members have spoken up about dismantling the department to make significant changes.
The State Human Rights Department will run a Civil Rights Investigation to review the departments records, it will be a thorough internal check if discrimination has occurred against people of colour.
Racism This Can’t Keep Happening The Time Is Now To Make A Change Because Enough Really Is Enough… Black Lives Matter!!!
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Derek Chauvin was Convicted of The Murder of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on 25th June 2021. Chauvin denied charges of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree murder, but the ruling stands at a unanimous decision, and guilty on all counts.
Chauvin faces 22 and a half years in prison, but if aggravating factors are later determined by the prosecutors, it could lead the judge to sentence Chauvin to a maximum of 40 years.
There were very emotional scenes of distress, screams and applauds where George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis which has now been named George Floyd Square, and outside the court where chants of “All Three Counts” and “George Floyd” it was an emotional and tearful moment with comfort hugs all round, whilst other screamed over the anguish of what has been a build up leading to Chauvin’s conviction.