Today is Thursday, October 8, 2020. Here’s what you need to know: 

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Derek Chauvin, one of the Minneapolis Police Officers charged with the death of George Floyd, was released from custody Wednesday on bail. 

Chauvin was originally charged when a video surfaced showing him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite Floyd telling the officers that he could not breathe. Floyd was later pronounced dead in an emergency room. His death sparked many worldwide demonstrations protesting systematic racism and police brutality. 

Chauvin is the last of the four officers charged with Floyd’s death to be released from custody. He is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. He faces over 12 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter.

The incident in May was not the first time Chauvin has been suspected of brutal force. There were seven other times when he restrained the upper bodies of those he arrested, four of which went too far, according to prosecutors.

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