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Officer charged in Floyd's death held on $1 million bail

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 18:53:38-04

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd's death will remain in custody on $1 million bail.

The Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd’s death made his first court appearance on Monday.

Derek Chauvin said little during an 11-minute hearing Monday 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 amount, nor did he address the substance of the charges in court.

Nelson didn’t speak with reporters afterward and hasn't commented publicly on the case since the former officer was arrested last month.

Chauvin’s next appearance is set for June 29.

Chauvin is being held at a state prison in Oakdale. The other three officers — J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao — are charged with aiding and abetting. They remain in the Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond.