Former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to 3 years for role in George Floyd’s death

Thomas Lane (Source: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Lane (Source: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane was sentenced today to three years after pleading guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Lane is currently serving a 2 1/2-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights. He will serve his state sentence in federal prison concurrently with the federal sentence as part of a plea agreement.

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Prosecutors and Lane’s attorneys had agreed to a sentence of three years — below the sentencing guidelines, reported the Associated Press.

The judge reportedly accepted the plea agreement and said because Lane accepted responsibility the state sentence would be below the guidelines.

More about the sentencing can be found here.

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