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Tou Thao, ex-Minneapolis cop charged in George Floyd death, released from jail


TOU Thao, an ex-Minneapolis cop who was charged in George Floyd's death, has been released from jail.

The former officer was released on Saturday morning on a conditional bond, kstp reported.

His bail was set at $1million without conditions and $750,000 with conditions.

Thao was charged with unintentional aiding and abetting second-degree murder, as well as aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes, is the only cop who remains in jail following the Black man's death.

The officers became known worldwide after the incident which happened on May 25.

On the evening of May 25, Officers Chauvin and Thao responded to a report of a "forgery in progress".

According to reports, police had responded to a call from a grocery store that claimed Mr Floyd had used a forged check.

After Mr Floyd allegedly resisted arrest, officers dragged him from his car and pinned him to the ground.

It was then that officer Chauvin held Mr Floyd down with his knee on his neck and his other knee in the middle of his back.

The disturbing fatal encounter was caught on video by onlookers.

Also in the video, officer Thao can be seen to the right of Mr Floyd ushering the crowds away from the scene.

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