Ex-cop Thomas Lane faces conviction for the murder of George Floyd


Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane is hoping for a sentence Thursday that could free him after just two years in prison for his role in the killing of George Floyd. Lane is one of three former Minneapolis officers who were convicted by a federal jury in February of violating Floyd’s civil rights by depriving him of medical care. Lane and fellow rookie J. Alexander Kueng helped restrain Floyd while Chauvin, who is white and was the highest ranking officer on the scene, killed Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes and half despite the pleas of the handcuffed and unarmed black man. that he couldn’t breathe.