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Bail Set at $750,000 for Three Officers Charged with Aiding & Abetting George Floyd’s Murder 

HeadlineJun 05, 2020

In Minneapolis, the three officers charged with aiding and abetting George Floyd’s murder were arraigned in a Hennepin County courtroom Thursday, with bail set at $750,000 each. Defense lawyers told the court the two officers who pinned George Floyd to the pavement — as officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck — were rookies barely off probation. But records show officers Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane joined the department in February 2019 as probationary officers, and they became full officers last December.

Meanwhile, a longtime friend of George Floyd who witnessed the killing told Minnesota state investigators that at no point did George Floyd resist arrest before his death.

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