Thomas Lane was one of four agents who arrested George Floyd on May 25 for allegedly using a fake $20 bill.
Thomas Lane, one of four expolicys in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, involved in George Floyd’s death, was left on Wednesday on bail from HennepinCountyPrison, WCCO reported, citing jail records.
The documents state that Lane was released at 16:08 on Wednesday. According to the average, the United States Justice had set him a $1 million bond.
Earl Gray, Lane’s lawyer, insisted during the first hearing of the case that the indictment against his client was “weak”, as during Floyd’s arrest his client was concerned about his health and even attempted to perform cprling in the ambulance.
Thomas Lane was one of four agents—with Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng—whoon May 25 responded to the incident in Minneapolis that led to the arrest of George Floyd.
During the arrest, Chauvin pressed the African-American’s neck with his knee for more than eight minutes, unaware that the detainee told him he could not breathe. Floyd died shortly thereafter in hospital and Chauvin was arrested on Friday, May 29. Currently the expolicy faces three counts in total, including second-degree murder.
Lane, like Thao and Kueng,was fired from the Minneapolis Police and is accused of assisting and inciting involuntary murder and second-degree involuntary manslaughter.