In the US, bail in the amount of $750 thousand freed ex-COP Tu Tao, who was accused of involvement in the murder of 46-year-old black American George Floyd. Reported by ABC News, citing edition of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Earlier two involved in the murder of former officer John. Alexander Chuang and Thomas lane, were also released on bail.
The main suspect is a white former police officer Derek Chauvin, who put on the neck of George Floyd knee, and thus applied a rear naked choke, resulting in the death of detainees still in prison. The Deposit amount for him is $1.25 million. Sovena imputed second-degree murder, murder of the third degree and manslaughter in the second degree due to negligence.
We will remind, on may 25, police in Minneapolis arrested George Floyd on suspicion of forging checks for $20 – the man brought it in the store. Judging by the video, during the arrest the officer had pressed the neck of the man to the ground with his knee during 7 minutes, despite the fact that he was saying pants. As a result, the Floyd lost consciousness, was taken to hospital where he later died. All four police officers involved in the arrest, was fired and arrested. According to the conclusions at the end of the two autopsies, Floyd died a violent death.
Since may 26 because of the death of Floyd in the United States began a massive anti-racist protests under the slogan Black Lives Matter, which are accompanied by riots on the streets, thousands of people set fire to buildings, smashed cars and police stations. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to the situation, joined the National guard. Protests were held in Europe.
On the basis of protests the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress approved a bill that prohibits police officers to use choke holds. The document also suggests the creation of a national register in which shall be recorded illegal actions by the police. concerns Americans more than mass protests