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Minneapolis Ex-Cop Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty to Role in Killing George Floyd

HeadlineMay 19, 2022

In Minnesota, former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane has pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree manslaughter over his role in the murder of George Floyd two years ago. Video of the 2020 killing shows Lane helped to restrain Floyd as then-officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes, killing him. Lane faces a suggested sentence of 36 months in prison. Two other former officers, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, still face charges of aiding and abetting George Floyd’s murder at a trial scheduled in a state court next month.

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