Former Officer Lane Sentenced to 3 Years for Aiding George Floyd’s Death
MINNEAPOLIS—A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years.
Lane, 39, was one of four officers involved in the deadly arrest of Floyd on May 25, 2020, outside a Minneapolis grocery store where he was suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.
Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground with a knee on Floyd’s neck. Lane held down Floyd’s legs, J. Alexander Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back, and Tou Thao kept bystanders from intervening during the 9.5-minute restraint….
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