Former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane sentenced to 2 1/2 years on federal charges for his role in George Floyd’s killing


Former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lynn He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on a federal civil rights charge for his role in the murder of George Floyd.

US District Judge Paul Magnuson ruled against Lane Thursday for his February conviction of denying Floyd medical care while he was dying under the command of the officer. Derek Chauvinknee in May 2020.

Lynn, who was free to bond, he did not talk at the hearing. Magnuson ordered him to surrender to the American Expeditionary Command on October 4.

The killing of Floyd, who was black, sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the world over racial injustice in the police, and launched a national account on race.

Lynn, who is white, grabbed Floyd’s legs while Chauvin was hanging Floyd for nearly 9 1/2 minutes. Two other officers, J. Alexander Kong and Tu Thao, for violating Floyd’s civil rights and will subsequently be sentenced.

federation Prosecution Request a sentence of up to 6½ years, in line with federal guidelines. Lane’s attorney asked for just over two years, arguing that Lane is the least guilty of the officers in part because he asked his colleagues twice if he should turn Floyd on his side.

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