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Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane sentenced to 3 years on manslaughter in George Floyd death


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One of four former Minneapolis police officers at the scene of George Floyd’s death learned his sentence on manslaughter charges on Wednesday. 

Thomas Lane, who already pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced to three years. 

This photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Thomas Lane.
(Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP File)

He was already serving a 2 1/2-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights. FOX 9 Minneapolis reported that Wednesday’s sentencing means no additional jail time for Lane. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates. 



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