Fifty-one people were arrested during protests after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail. Derek Chauvin had been in a Minnesota prison for months as he awaits trial on charges of murder and other counts. He was released Wednesday after posting $1 million bond. About 300 people later marched peacefully near the site where Floyd was pinned to the ground by Chauvin, but tensions rose later outside a police station. Police spokesman John Elder said 49 of the arrests were for misdemeanors. Many were cited for unlawful assembly. One person was arrested for fourth-degree assault and another was arrested on a felony warrant.
51 protesters arrested after officer in Floyd death released
By Associated Press|2020-10-09T05:58:19-05:00October 9th, 2020|