Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who placed his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd for nearly nine minutes in a video showing Floyd’s killing bail condition has been increased from $500,000 to $1.25 million on Monday afternoon.
Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the police force has been behind bars since he was arrested on May 29 following Floyd’s death that has sparked protests of racial inequality all over the world.
The bail set for Mr. Chauvin is higher than the bail of at least $750,000 given last week to the other three rookie officers accused of aiding and abetting in Mr. Floyd’s death. All four men were fired the day after Mr. Floyd died.
Judge Jeannice Reding granted the prosecution’s request for a $1.25 million unconditional bail or a lower bail of $1 million with conditions. The $1 million bail conditions would require Derek Chauvin to turn in his firearms and gun permits, have no contact with Floyd’s family, and not work in a security capacity or as an officer while out on bail.
Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, did not object to the requirements and asked for a hearing to be set for June 29th. As of right now, Derek Chauvin still has yet to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, although experts say that it could happen at his next court appearance.