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.
The killing sparked international protests over racial justice and police brutality.
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Kueng and Thao had been additionally convicted on federal civil rights prices and sentenced to a few and three 1/3 years.
They don’t seem to be but serving their federal sentences and are anticipated to go on trial on state prices of aiding and abetting homicide and manslaughter in October after rejecting plea offers. As a part of Lane’s plea settlement, the extra severe depend of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional homicide in opposition to was dropped.
Chauvin was discovered responsible of homicide and manslaughter and sentenced to 22 1/2 years in 2021. He pleaded responsible to violating Floyd’s civil rights in federal court docket in December and is serving his state and federal sentences concurrently.
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Contributing: The Related Press
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