Reports: Tou Thao, cop charged in Floyd death, released from jail

He's the third former officer to be let go on bail.
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A third ex-Minneapolis police officer involved in the George Floyd case has been released from jail, leaving only Derek Chauvin — who was filmed with his knee on Floyd's neck — behind bars.

Tou Thao, who can be seen in the infamous video standing between Chauvin and the gathered onlookers, was reportedly freed on Saturday.

He was released around 11 a.m. after making $750,000 bail, FOX 9 reports. 

The station notes that his bail includes several conditions, including "making court appearances, staying out of trouble, and not contacting the victim's family."

He had been held on a $1 million bail with no conditions, and is scheduled to make a Sept. 1 court appearance, per the Star Tribune. 

Like the other officers involved in the Floyd killing, Thao was fired by the Minneapolis Police Department. Besides Chauvin, who's still in protective custody at Oak Park Heights state prison, Thao is the last of the officers to receive bail.

He, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lake, has been charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder and aiding and abetting 2nd-degree manslaughter in the May 25 killing of the 46-year-old Floyd.

Late last month, the four officers requested that their trial be broadcast live, which their attorneys argued would be necessary in order to ensure a fair trial.

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