Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in George Floyd Killing

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, KARE 11 reported.

Lane, along with fellow ex-officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, was convicted in a federal trial in February of violating Floyd’s civil rights by not stopping officer Derek Chauvin when he knelt on his neck for nine minutes.

As part of the deal for pleading guilty on Wednesday, Lane will serve three years in a federal facility, to be served concurrently with his federal sentence, which has not yet been announced, according to KARE 11

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