He is charged with criminal negligence, aiding and abetting manslaughter.
One of four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of African-American George Floyd, Thomas Lane was released from prison on bail. On Wednesday, June 10, according to the newspaper Star Tribune.
Lane is accused of criminal negligence, aiding and abetting manslaughter. The court established bail for Lane in the amount of 750 thousand dollars.
Earl Gray’s defense spokesman Earl Gray said the case against Lane was “weak,” because he asked Chauvin to let Floyd go and then gave him first aid.
“Lane pumped this guy out to try to revive. Where’s the aiding?” – quotes the publication of Gray.
Also, Lane’s lawyer Earl Gray said that his client at the time of the arrest of Floyd worked in the police for only four days.
On May 29, his colleague Derek Chauvin was accused of negligent murder, and on June 3, three more – Thomas Lane, Alexander Quang, and Tu Tao – of aiding and abetting the murder. The court established bail-in respect of all detainees in the amount of one million dollars.
Earlier media reported that the deceased during the arrest of African-American George Floyd and police officer Derek Chauvin suspected of his murder had previously had conflicts in a nightclub in which both worked as security guards.
Recall Floyd died after gross detention by the police. The reaction to the actions of law enforcement officers against the black was a wave of protests in the United States and many countries of the world.
In a number of American cities, stocks grew into riots, acts of vandalism, arson, and robbery. They were accompanied by clashes with security forces.