In George Floyd dying, ex-officer Thomas Lane sentenced to three years

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane was sentenced to a few years in jail Wednesday for aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter within the killing of George Floyd.

Lane pleaded responsible to the state cost in Might. He additionally was convicted in February on federal prices of violating Floyd’s civil rights, for which he is serving a 2 1/2 12 months sentence at a low-security federal jail camp in Littleton, Colorado.

Lane appeared at his sentencing listening to Wednesday through video from Federal Correctional Establishment Englewood. As a part of his plea deal, he’ll serve his state sentence in federal jail similtaneously his federal sentence.

Lane held down Floyd’s legs as former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck throughout an tried arrest on Might 25, 2020. Former officers J. Alexander Kueng knelt on Floyd’s again and Tou Thao stored bystanders away through the restraint, which was captured on bystander video.

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