Rallies in St. Paul, Minneapolis after former MPD officer Derek Chauvin posts bond
Protesters gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis Thursday evening after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin posted bond Wednesday.
Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after bystander video showed him with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes.
A rally also happened in St. Paul just outside the State Capitol.
Hundreds also gathered at the George Floyd Memorial on Wednesday night and marched through the streets of south Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis police, 51 people were arrested during Wednesday night’s demonstration — 49 misdemeanors, one for a felony warrant, one for probable cause fourth-degree assault.
Chauvin’s bail was set in June at $1.25 million or $1 million with conditions. Court records show he posted non-cash bond of $1 million on Wednesday, Oct. 7. A Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said Chauvin was released from custody at 11:22 a.m.