MN: Lane sentenced to three years for role in Floyd murder

Source: NBC News

“Thomas Lane, a former [sic] Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Lane held down Floyd’s legs as he cried out that he couldn’t breathe, while another former [sic] officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes on May 25, 2020. Lane pleaded guilty in May to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. State prosecutors and Lane’s attorney had jointly recommended a three-year sentence — which is below the sentencing guidelines. The hearing was held via WebEx to accommodate Lane, who is serving a 30-month sentence at a federal prison in Colorado, after a jury found him guilty on a federal charge of violating Floyd’s rights by not providing him with medical care after Chauvin knelt on his neck.” (09/21/22)