Former Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, who is notoriously known for lynching George Floyd, had his bail set at $1.25 million following a Monday bail hearing.
Chauvin agreed to a reduced bail of $1 million if he agreed to not work in security or law enforcement, surrender all firearms and permits, stay out of contact with Floyd’s family, and stay in Minnesota.
If Chauvin’s bail is posted, his release will be supervised according to Judge Jeannice Reding. The other three officers that were arrested were offered the same deal.
Chauvin appeared in court virtually, following COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, with a blue face mask on paired perfectly with his orange jumpsuit and shiny handcuffs.
He is being held at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights in Stillwater, outside Minneapolis.
Defense attorney Eric Nelson decided to reserve any bail issues for the future and didn’t object to the current bail amount.
Prosecutor Matthew Frank said Derek Chauvin’s high bail is a result of the publicity of the case.
“The defendant placed his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for approximately nine minutes,” Frank said. “The death of Mr. Floyd has had a strong reaction in the community, to put it mildly.”