A man pays his respects and kneels in front of a mural of George Floyd in Houston, Texas on June 8, 2020. - Democrats vowed June 7, 2020 to press legislation to fight systemic racism in US law enforcement as the battle for change triggered by the police killing of George Floyd began shifting from the streets to the political sphere.Demonstrations continued across the nation Sunday -- including in Washington, New York and Winter Park, Florida -- as protesters began focusing their initial outrage over the death of the unarmed Floyd into demands for police reform and social justice. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Bail Now Set At $1.25 Mil For Officer Who Killed George Floyd After Public Pressure

From the way these national and global protests are turning out, we are not stopping until justice is served for George Floyd.

In the latest report, the man who murdered George Floyd in broad daylight, Derek Chauvin made his first court appearance today. His bail increased to $1.25 million. His original bail was set at $500,000 but today at bail setting, “Judge Denise Reilly acknowledged Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank’s assertion that the case had prompted, a strong reaction in the community to put it mildly,” Daily Mail reports.

During court, Chauvin admitted to having another gun and said if he gets released on bail, his firearm will be removed and he must surrender his permits/licenses. Also, he won’t be allowed to have any contact with the family of George Floyd, he can’t work any law enforcement or security job, and he can’t leave the state without permission. If convicted as charged, he faces only 40 years. His charges are for second-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder.

The other three now ex-officers, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder – unintentional – while committing a felony and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk. They also face up to 40 years and will have to pay a fine if convicted.

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