Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao has left jail Friday after posting bail
Thao, 34, was was the third of a trio of cops accused of aiding and abetting second-degree murder on afternoon of May 25 in the death of George Floyd
The former cop who was fired from the Minneapolis Dept after Floyd’s death, was released from Hennepin County jail late Saturday morning
He was being held in lieu of $750,000 before he was freed
His colleague Derek Chauvin, the man who appears in the infamous video kneeling on Floyd’s throat, remains on a bond of $1.25m
Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, [photo], left Hennepin County jail late on Saturday morning after posting bail
A third Minneapolis cop charged in George Floyd’s death has been released from jail after posting bail.
Former metro police officer Tou Thao, 34, left Hennepin County jail late on Saturday morning, where he was being held in lieu of $750,000 before his release, according to CBS news.
Thao is one of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the police involved killing of George Floyd. A killing that has generated vast ripples on a global scale.
Thao along with two other officers J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Thomas Lane, 37 were fired and arrested after the death of 46-year-old George Floyd during an ill-fated arrest on May 25. Their colleague Sgt. Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes during the blood chilling arrest on May 25.
Officers JA Kueng and Thomas Lane were both earlier released after posting bail on their $750,000 bonds last month.