- Thomas Lane, one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, is out on bail.
- Lane was released on Wednesday after posting his $US750,000 bail.
- He is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
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Thomas Lane, 37, spent a week in jail before being released on bail on Wednesday, ABC News reported.
Lane, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in connection with George Floyd’s killing, posted a $US750,000 conditional bail. He faces charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Lane, who started his law-enforcement career in December, was only on his fourth full-time shift as a police officer on May 25 when Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Lane and two other officers – J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao – were also there. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder.
Floyd’s killing has sparked anti-racism and anti-police-brutality protests around the world.
Conditions of Lane’s release include monitoring and orders that he not carry a gun or participate in law-enforcement activities, ABC News reported.
Lane’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29. His attorney, Earl Grey, told the Star Tribune that the fired cop was planning to file a motion to dismiss the charges against him.
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