Police Officer Involved in George Floyd Case Released on Bail

Police Officer released on bail
37-year-old Thomas Lane posted bail of $750,000 at the Hennepin County Jail

MINNEAPOLIS: One of the police officers who were charged in the death of George Floyd is out of jail after posting bail.

Online records show 37-year-old Thomas Lane posted bail of $750,000 at the Hennepin County Jail and was released around 4 pm on Wednesday. Lane was released on conditions and the other 3 officers remain in custody.

Derek Chauvin, one of 4 officers is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter after he had pinned down George Floyd an African American by the neck for over 9 min causing his death. Lane is charged with aiding and abetting the above charges of Derek Chauvin.

Thomas Lanes attorney plans to motion for charges to be dropped

Earl Gray, Lanes attorney did not give any messages on the above situation however, in a previous interview, Gray disclosed how Lane was a rookie and only held the feet of George Floyd while Chauvin pinned his neck. He continued to say, Lane asked Chauvin twice to roll Floyd over to check his pulse but he refused. Lane also conducted CPR on Floyd in the ambulance.

Thomas Lane Officer

Gray plans to have the charges further dismissed, he told the Star Tribune.

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