Police Officer in Prison – level 1

15-06-2020 07:00

Two weeks ago, four police officers in Minnesota, USA, arrest a black man. Derek Chauvin kneels on the man´s neck. The man dies.

Derek Chauvin is in prison in Minnesota. Officials charge him with murder. The judge offers a bail of $1 million dollars. It means that Chauvin can leave the prison if he pays $1 million dollars.

However, Chauvin must follow some rules. He must not leave Minnesota. He must not keep a gun. He must never work for the police again. Chauvin must pay $1.25 million if he breaks the rules.

Chauvin does a serious crime. It is possible that he can go to prison for 40 years. Officials say that the other officers are Chauvin´s accomplices. They help him kill the black man.

Difficult words: kneel (to put a knee down), charge (to say officially that someone does something wrong), accomplice (someone who helps someone else do a crime).

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