Police Officer in Prison – level 3

15-06-2020 07:00

Derek Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to George Floyd´s death.

On Monday, Chauvin appeared in court by video, and the judge offered a bail of $1 million under certain conditions. Chauvin must stay in Minnesota and surrender all firearms and permits. He must not contact Floyd´s family, and he is not allowed to work for the police ever again. If Chauvin does not accept these conditions, the bail will be $1.25 million.

If Chauvin is convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison. He is being held at Minnesota´s maximum-security prison, and he is set to return to court on June 29. His colleagues who participated in arresting Floyd have been charged as accomplices.

Difficult words: second-degree murder (an intentional murder that is not planned), bail (money given to a court by a person accused of a crime so that the person can be released until the trial), convict (to send to jail for something you did wrong), accomplice (the person who participates in a crime).

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