Three former police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd have had their bail amounts set at $1 million.
Three former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have had their bails set at $1 million.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao were all taken into police custody following the public outrage revolving around George Floyd's death. They were charged with abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. A judge set bail for Kueng, Lane, and Thao at $1 million, or $750,000 under certain provisions.
Those conditions include not being able to contact anybody in Floyd's family and not working in law enforcement.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images -- Tou Thao poses for a mugshot
The three officers were charged this week after Derek Chauvin, the cop that pinned his knee against Floyd's neck and back for nearly nine minutes, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder last week. After investigating the case, Chauvin's charges were upgraded to second-degree murder.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images -- Thomas Lane poses for a mugshot
It was reported in an autopsy that Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19. However, that was not determined to be what killed him. According to the two autopsies conducted, he was killed by homicide.
We will continue to keep you updated on the cases being built against Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao.