Bengaluru: Derek Chauvin, the police officer who has been charged with killing of George Floyd has been set a bail of $1 million by a Minneapolis judge. 

The police officer was filmed kneeling on the victim till he passed away. He appeared via video from a prison as he faces second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. 

In a procedural hearing that did not require Chauvin, 44, to submit a plea, the judge in the Hennepin County District Court set his bail at $1 million with conditions, and $1.25 million without conditions, as reported by Hindustan Times. 

Conditions would mean he would have to give up firearms, not work in any law or security agency and not to have contact with Floyd’s family. 

Protests have been going on in the United States for a long time now over the barbaric killing of Floyd.

A note on instigation in India based on US protests:

Back home in India, there have been several calls by many intellectuals to have protests on the same lines as that of George Floyd.

For example, Vinod Dua, a left-leaning journalist, used this instance of killing to foment trouble in India.

In his talk show, he said, “We have religious hatred in India whereas in US, there exists hatred between races. 40 cities are under curfew in America. Lakhs of people have hit the streets. Some of them even turned violent. The large presence of protestors on the streets, in the US, exemplified the empathy and humanity in them. But Indians are unawares of their rights.”