UPDATE: Judge Sets Bail at $750K Each for 3 Officers Accused of Murder in George Floyd Case

CBS News
June 04, 2020 - 5:18 am

George Floyd will be remembered at a memorial service Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, where he died at police hands last week. Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and family attorney Benjamin Crump are among the speakers.

At about the same time, three police officers who were at the scene when Floyd was killed made their first court appearance. The officer who kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, Derek Chauvin, was charged Wednesday with an additional count of second-degree murder, on top of a third-degree murder charge. He's scheduled to be in court Monday.

Thursday, the judge set bail at $750,000 each for ex-officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd.

The three officers seen with him at the scene were charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Protests across the nation over Floyd's death and racial injustice were mostly peaceful for the second straight day Wednesday.