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Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane was sentenced to 30 months in prison Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
The ruling comes more than two years after the death of Floyd occurred when his upper airway was compressed after his hands were bound and a knee was pressed into his back, preventing him from being able to breath.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE TRIAL: GEORGE FLOYD DIED BECAUSE HIS BREATHING WAS RESTRICTED, EXPERT TESTIFIES
Lane was one of four Minneapolis police officers charged in connection to the murder of the 46-year-old Black man, and he was convicted in February for depriving him medical care during his arrest.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd’s back, was sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison earlier this month.
But Lane, who was heard on body camera footage during the arrest questioning whether they should roll Floyd over after he complained of not being able to breath, reached a plea deal and plead guilty to the charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Check back on this developing story.