Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty on May 18


La foto distribuida por la comisaría del condado de Hennepin el 3 de junio de 2020 muestra a Thomas Lane. El exagente de la policía de Minneapolis se declaró culpable el miércoles 18 de mayo de 2022 de complicidad en el homicidio involuntario por el asesinato de George Floyd. Lane junto con los exagentes J. Alexander Kueng y Tou Thao fueron condenados por un tribunal federal de violar intencionalmente los derechos de Floyd durante los hechos del 25 de mayo de 2020 que provocaron la muerte del hombre negro. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty on May 18 to a state charge of abetting the second-degree manslaughter death of George Floyd in May 2020, the Associated Press reports.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a statement, “His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation.”

Under the plea deal, a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder is dismissed. And the state is recommending a three-year sentence served in federal prison, a sentence that’s below Minnesota’s guidelines, according to the AP.

The three former Minneapolis police officers were at the scene when ex-cop Derek Chauvin murdered Floyd on May 25, 2020.

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