Ex Minneapolis Cop Sentenced In George Floyd’s Death

(St. Paul, MN) — Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane is being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for his role in George Floyd’s murder two years ago during an arrest. Lane was convicted in federal court of violating Floyd’s civil rights by denying him medical care. The sentence is what Lane’s lawyers asked for, saying he encouraged former officer Derek Chauvin to roll Floyd onto his side so he could breathe. Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes, which led to his death.

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane (Second from right)


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