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US George Floyd: Ex-Minneapolis Police officers expected to appear in court Monday

11:06  29 june  2020
11:06  29 june  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Third Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death released from jail on bond

  Third Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death released from jail on bond The third Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death was released from jail on bond Saturday, according to Hennepin County jail records.Tou Thao, 34, posted a $750,000 bond and was released shortly after 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July, the records show. He agreed to appear in court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 11 on charges of aiding and abetting in second-degree murder while committing a felony and with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence. The officer was offered a $1 million bond with no conditions or $750,000 bond with conditions, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reported.

The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd 's neck was charged on Wednesday with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder, and the three other officers on scene during his killing were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

MINNEAPOLIS – The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd ’s killing are scheduled to make another court appearance Monday as prosecutors appear to be moving to try them in one trial, a move that is likely to be vigorously opposed by defense attorneys who say their

a man standing in front of a brick building: George Floyd © Courtesy Ben Crump George Floyd

The former Minneapolis Police officer charged with killing George Floyd and the three other officers accused of aiding and abetting in his death are expected to appear in court midday Monday.

Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder in Floyd's death on May 25, will appear remotely via video, known as ITV.

J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane, who are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, will appear in person.

J. Alexander Kueng, Officer Involved In George Floyd’s Death, Released From Jail

  J. Alexander Kueng, Officer Involved In George Floyd’s Death, Released From Jail J. Alexander Kueng, one of the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from Hennepin County Jail Friday night after posting bond, according to jail records. © Provided by CBS Minnesota Kueng was one of the officers — including Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane — that responded to the call about the alleged use of a counterfeit $20 bill on Memorial Day at Cup Foods on East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis.Chauvin has been charged with second- and third-degree murder, and third-degree manslaughter.

One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd 's neck for His bail was increased to million Wednesday, court documents show. Background: Chauvin was a police officer with the Minneapolis Police

Floyd he cried out for her as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. Ahead of Floyd 's memorial in Houston, hundreds lined up for a public viewing Saturday Chauvin is expected to make an appearance in court in Minneapolis on Monday . Chauvin has been charged with second-degree

No cameras will be allowed in court Monday.

Chauvin's bail was set at $1.25 million or $1 million under certain conditions, while bail for Kueng, Thao and Lane was set at $1 million each or $750,000 under certain conditions. Chauvin, 44, and Thao, 34, remain in custody, according to jail records, and Lane, 37, and Kueng, 26, have been released on conditional bond.

The hearing comes more than a month after Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground and pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe." Lane and Kueng helped restrain Floyd, while Thao stood nearby.

Autopsies by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office and by an independent autopsy commissioned by the family both concluded Floyd's death was a homicide, although they differ on what caused it.

Minneapolis Police Department Reports Increased Hostility Toward Officers

  Minneapolis Police Department Reports Increased Hostility Toward Officers When Minneapolis police were called to a shooting near the George Floyd memorial Friday night, officers were met with resistance, and had trouble getting to the man who needed help. And police say this is not an isolated incident. “This is really been in the last three to three-and-a-half weeks that we’re really seeing an uptick in this sort of violence towards officers,” John Elder said. Just before midnight Friday, as officers made their way to a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound near 38th and Chicago, it was clear some did not want them there.

Police officers in Minneapolis would be banned from using chokeholds under a measure approved Friday "We cannot let George Floyd 's death be in vain," said Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero Chauvin is expected to appear in court next week. Floyd 's brother, Philonise Floyd , says

The Minneapolis police officer seen kneeling on the neck of an unarmed black man heard saying "I can't breathe" multiple times before he died was Minneapolis police identified the other officers as Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng. Local and federal authorities spoke at a joint press

The police killing, captured on bystander video, sparked worldwide protests against racism and police brutality as part of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, and about two-thirds of Americans say they support the protests.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo fired all four officers and has called Floyd's death "murder."

"Mr. George Floyd's tragic death was not due to a lack of training -- the training was there. Chauvin knew what he was doing," Arradondo said in a statement.

"The officers knew what was happening -- one intentionally caused it and the others failed to prevent it. This was murder -- it wasn't a lack of training," he said.

Chauvin had been a police officer with Minneapolis Police Department for nearly 19 years. Kueng was on his third shift as an officer, Lane had been on the police force for four days and Thao had been an MPD officer since 2012.

Minneapolis taking first step toward disbanding police department .
City Council members introducing proposed charter amendment that would replace it with "department of community safety and violence prevention"Five council members who declared their intent to "end" the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this month have authored an ordinance to amend the city charter. They include Jeremiah Ellison, Alondra Cano, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher and Council President Lisa Bender.

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