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Sask Métis News – Former cop Thomas Lane sentenced in state case over George Floyd’s death


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Sask Métis News – Former cop Thomas Lane sentenced in state case over George Floyd’s death

A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to his role in the 2020 death of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison.Thomas Lane, 39, learned his fate over closed circuit television from a federal prison in Colorado, where he is already serving a 2 1/5-year sentence for violating the 46-year-old…

Sask Métis News – Former cop Thomas Lane sentenced in state case over George Floyd’s death

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A worn Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to his characteristic in the 2020 loss of life of George Floyd became sentenced Wednesday to three years in negate prison.

Thomas Lane, 39, learned his fate over closed circuit television from a federal prison in Colorado, where he is already serving a 2 1/5-year sentence for violating the 46-year-light Dim man’s civil rights.

Hennepin County District Mediate Peter Cahill imposed the sentence on Lane Wednesday after defense attorneys and negate prosecutors reached a plea agreement earlier this year wherein they collectively instructed Lane receive a sentence of 36 months in prison. Issue Criminal skilled Total Keith Ellison talked about on the time that the plea agreement is an “crucial step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation.”

Sask Métis News - PHOTO: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane attends his Hennepin County court sentencing hearing via video from the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, Sept. 21, 2022.

Venerable Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane attends his Hennepin County courtroom sentencing listening to via video from the Federal Correctional Establishment Englewood, a low-security federal prison camp where he is already serving time under linked prices to the loss of life of George Floyd, Sept. 21, 2022.

Minnesota Criminal skilled Total’s Office via AP

Upon sentencing Lane, Cahill talked about he’ll receive 31 days credit for time he has already served. He’ll be allowed to again his negate prison time on the identical time as along with his federal sentence.

Lane did no longer communicate for the length of the listening to.

He pleaded guilty in Also can to a negate fee of aiding and abetting in second-level manslaughter. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors agreed to brush off the high fee in opposition to him of aiding and abetting second-level unintentional wreck.

Sask Métis News - PHOTO: In an image from video, Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, right, escort George Floyd, center, to a police vehicle outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, May 25, 2020.

In a image from video, Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, good, escort George Floyd, center, to a police automobile out of doors Cup Foods in Minneapolis, Also can 25, 2020. The two and one other worn Minneapolis officers are on trial in February 2022, on federal civil rights prices in Floyd’s loss of life. All three are expected to testify.

Court docket TV via AP, File

“I now construct no teach that I am harmless,” Lane talked about for the length of his plea listening to in Also can.

Lane and two other worn Minneapolis law enforcement officers, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, had been convicted in February by a federal jury on prices of violating George Floyd’s civil rights by failing to intervene or present clinical again as their senior officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on the help of Floyd’s neck, whereas he became handcuffed, for greater than 9 minutes in the Also can 25, 2020, incident.

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Chauvin became convicted in negate courtroom final year of second-level unintentional wreck, third-level wreck and second-level manslaughter. He became sentenced to bigger than 22 years in prison.

The 46-year-light Chauvin also pleaded guilty in December to federal prices of violating Floyd’s civil rights and became sentenced in July to 21 years in federal prison.

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