Three Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of George Floyd, a black man whose killing in police custody set off widespread protests, made their first court appearances on Thursday.
Their bail was set at $1 million.
The three officers are Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao. They were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. They face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
Derek Chauvin, the police officer who pinned his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes and is charged with second-degree murder, did not appear in court on Thursday. He is due in court on June 8.