Derek Chauvin had a court date Monday to set his bail for his new charge and the judge didn’t go easy on him. His bail has now been set at a little over $1 million dollars.
Judge Jeannice Reding on Monday kept bail at $1 million in a hearing for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes and is charged with second-degree murder in his death.
According the Guardian, the 44-year-old Chauvin said little during the 11 minute hearing, in which he appeared through a video link on closed-circuit TV from prison. He didn’t enter a plea, that’s something that usually comes later in the process. The hearing was over the judge’s decision to raise Chauvin’s bail from $500,000 to $1 million when a second-degree murder charge was added against him last week. The previous high count had been third-degree murder. Chauvin remains detained in Minnesota’s maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights.
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