A former police officer has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
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East Minneapolis Police Thomas Lane was convicted this Wednesday of aiding and abetting the involuntary murder of George FloydThe African-American man who died in Minnesota in 2020 after a police officer knelt on his neck, according to the ‘Minneapolis Star Tribune’ and Reuters.
Lane has filed his guilty plea before Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill. he has accepted a sentence of three wings of prisin In exchange for prosecutors dropped the charge of complicity in second-degree murder, the newspaper reports.
It is speculated that the other two former policemen are linked to his death, Tu Thao YJ Alexander Kueng, Second-degree murder and complicity in involuntary manslaughter in Floyd’s death could face trial in June.
In February, the trio was convicted of depriving George Floyd of his civil rights by failing to assist him while he was handcuffed and pinned below the knee of his partner Derek Chauvin for more than nine minutes.
Floyd’s killing triggered protests in cities around the world against police brutality and racism. Chauvin, who is white, was sentenced last year to 22 1/2 years in prison after a state murder trial. In his case, he has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of infringement of Floyd’s civil rights.
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