5 Jun 2020

Al Sharpton speaks at George Floyd memorial

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 5 June 2020

The memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis has now been going for more than an hour and a half.

Noted civil rights leader, Reverend Al Sharpton gave the eulogy.

He told the crowd that Mr Floyd's death was just one example of police brutality and the racism occuring everyday all across America.

In the last few minutes, a judge has set bail at $1 million each for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of George Floyd.

Bail for the three defendants, who made their first court appearance today, would be lowered to three quarters of a million dollars each if they agreed to certain conditions, including forfeiting any personal firearms