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Minnesota

Rescue divers find man’s

body in Lake Carlos

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Rescue divers found the body of a man in Lake Carlos on Sunday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the body fits the description of a man who drowned there on Friday, KFGO reported. His body was transported to Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

Authorities have not released the name of the man.

Former officer charged in Floyd’s

death posts $750K bond

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd has been released from jail, according to Hennepin County jail records.

Tou Thao, age 34, is the third former officer accused in Floyd’s death to be released on bond. He posted $750,000 bond on Saturday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. All four officers on the scene of Floyd’s death have been fired and face criminal charges.

Floyd, who was Black and handcuffed, died May 25 while being arrested. A white police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd begged for air and eventually stopped moving. Besides the charges against the officers, Floyd’s death led to worldwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice.

Thao is set to appear in court on September 11 on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Two other former officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, face the same charges as Thao. Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence. He remains in police custody.

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