1 of 4 officers charged in George Floyd death leaves jail after posting bail

by Jordyn Pair · Jun 11th, 2020 8:46 am
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Thomas Lane, one of four officers who was charged in the death of George Floyd, has posted bail and is out of jail. Lane, 37, reportedly posted bail of $750,000 and was released from Hennepin County Jail around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The other three officers remain in custody.

Lane, who was a rookie officer, is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. He was one of four cops who participated in the arrest of Floyd, who died after another former officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd's neck.

Lane's attorney has said that the former officer held Floyd's feet so he could not kick, as well as expressed concern to Chauvin and asked about rolling him on his side. Lane also reportedly performed CPR in the ambulance.

Lane was hired as a police cadet in February 2019 and promoted to officer in December 2019.

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