This morning, Monday, June 8, a judge increase the bail to $1 million for 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was first charged with third-degree murder and later revised to second-degree, in the death of George Floyd.
His hearing lasted for 11-minutes with Hennepin County Judge Jeannie M. Reading on closed-circuit television from the state’s maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights.
During the hearing, Chauvin was mostly silent.
His unconditional bond was raised from $500,000 to $1 million when a second-degree murder charge was added on Wednesday, June 3.
Today’s hearing was a chance for arguments to be put forward, challenging the higher bail bond.
However, Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, did not contest the increased bail and didn’t address the substance of the charges, which also include third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
No statement was given surrounding the lawyer’s reason not to speak.
Chauvin is set to make an appearance in court once again, on June 29 at 1:30 p.m.