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Thomas Lane was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison Thursday for his role in the George Floyd killing.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced Lane for his February conviction of violating Floyd’s civil rights.
“Mr. Lane this is a very serious offense, in which a life was lost,” Magnuson said. “The fact that you did not get up and remove Mr. Chauvin when Mr. Floyd became unconscious is a violation of the law.”
Lane was convicted alongside former officers J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao for violating Floyd’s civil rights.
Federal prosecutors sought a sentence of up to 6 ½ years, while Lane’s attorney’s asked for a little over two years claiming he was the least culpable of the officers.
Thomas Lane Sentence Proceeds Remaining Two Officer’s Sentencing
The remaining two officers, Kueng and Thao have yet to receive their federal sentencing for their role in the George Floyd killing.
Magnuson has yet to sentence Kueng and Thao for their federal convictions, but is expected to hand down “substantially higher” sentences than Lane’s.
Mike Creef is a fighter for equality and justice for all. Growing up bi-racial (Jamaican-American) on the east coast allowed him to experience many different cultures and beliefs that helped give him a...
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