A second ex-officer charged in the death of African American, George Floyd has been released on bail.
Late Friday afternoon, Alexander Kuend posted a bond of $750,000 and was released, according to Hennepin County Jail.Also Read–Police Officer Involved in George Floyd Case Released on Bail
Keung along with two other former Minneapolis police officers, is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter and aiding and abetting second-degree murder, in relation to the death of George Floyd.
Thomas Lane was previously released on bail
He is the second former officer, after Thomas Lane, to be released on bail.
Officer number four, Derek Chauvin, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and murder. He was charged after killing African American, George Floyd, by pinning him by the neck for over 8 minutes. Autopsy reports indicated the man died by “asphyxiation by sustained pressure”.
According to reports, Lane,37, held Floyd’s legs, Keung, 26, pressed his back, and Thao, 34, stood and watched with his hands in his pockets while Chauvin, 44 pressed Floyd’s neck until he could no longer breathe.
The next court appearance is on June 29th
The incident sparked protests and a Black Lives Matter movement all around the country for nearly four weeks after Floyd’s death.