A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail
A third former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail — this one on a $750,000 bond.
It is not currently known how the former officer managed to amass the funds to post bond.
After joining the police department in 2009, he was laid off due to budget cuts before being reinstated in 2012. He had six conduct complaints, one of which was still open at the time of his firing.
Ex-cop Tou Thao, one of four officers at the scene during Floyd’s police custody death on May 25, was released Saturday while he awaits trial on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, ABC News reported Sunday.
Thao is due back in court on Sept. 11, the outlet said.
Two other former officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, face the same charges as Thao.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence. He remains in police custody.