Judge Janice Reading awarded bail of $1 million to former police officer Derek Chauvin involved in the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, CNN reports.
The court granted bail and set several conditions for Chauvin: to appear in court, not to work in security or law enforcement agencies, to surrender firearms and ammunition, as well as a permit to store weapons. Chauvin was prohibited from leaving Minnesota and from contacting the family of the deceased.
If the defense makes a bail of $1.25 million, he will be released without conditions.
Earlier Derek Chauvin, who was involved in the death of Floyd, was fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
46-year-old African-American George Floyd was detained by police on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was Chauvin who pushed Floyd’s knee around the detainee’s neck, despite his complaints about his inability to breathe. Floyd subsequently died in intensive care, and a video of his detention was made available on the Internet.
An official forensic medical examination in Hennepin County, Minnesota, later admitted that the death of the African American was murder. The county report states that Floyd suffered a “cardiopulmonary arrest due to strangulation” by law enforcement officials.
The incident triggered mass protests and riots throughout the United States.