Two weeks after the death of George Floyd, the white policeman Derek Chauvin, who is accused of the murder of the African-American 46-year-old, appeared Monday, June 8, for the first time, before a judge of the court of Minneapolis. The case of a hearing procedure, it was held at a distance from the high-security prison where he is being held. Derek Chauvin appeared on the screen placed in the courtroom of the court in an orange outfit of a prisoner.
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a voice neutral, he answered the questions of the judge, agreeing in particular to make its weapons or renounce to appear in person. The date of the next hearing has been set for 29 June. Derek Chauvin had been at first charged with manslaughter, but the facts have been re-qualified as murder, not premeditated, a leader is punishable by 40 years imprisonment. Three of his former colleagues involved in the arrest, fatal George Floyd on may 25 in Minneapolis, have been charged with complicity in the murder.