Over the holiday weekend, former Minneapolis Police Department Officer Tou Thao was released after posting $750,000 bond. Thao has been charged with unintentional aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
With Thao’s release, three officers connected to George Floyd’s death have been released. J.A. Keung and Thomas Lane were release last month. Former Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin is now the only officer still in custody for George Floyd’s death. His bail has been set at $1 million.
Last week, the four officers appeared in court. Trial has been tentatively set for the week of September 11th. Thao’s attorney Robert Paule has moved to have the trial in another county because of media coverage. However, it is unclear whether the his motion will move forward.