Release of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in Floyd case again brings bail questions to forefront in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — For the second time since the death of George Floyd, Minnesota is reckoning with questions over the transparency of its bail system.This week, the release on $1 million bond of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing Floyd, was so contentious it prompted the governor to activate 100 National Guard members in anticipation of violent protests. Hundreds of people marched down south Minneapolis streets Wednesday evening, many calling Chauvin’s release pending trial another example of inequality in the justice system, and Thursday questions lit up soc…

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