Police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, released on bail


One of the four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond.

Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.

Floyd’s death has sparked mass protests across the US, with governors in several states calling in National Guard troops in an attempt to maintain order.






37-year-old Thomas Lane, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail yesterday.

His family members had set up a fundraising page for the ex-cop earlier this week, asking the public for donations for his ‘defense fund’ they set at $1 million.

Lane’s lawyer, Earl Gray, also confirmed he was released on Wednesday afternoon after posting bail.

Thomas Lane is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Floyd.

He will be monitored during his release and must not take part in any law enforcement activities.

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