Jun 11, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Thomas Lane, fired officer charged in George Floyd case, posts bail

A mugshot of Thomas Lane, one of three police officers charged over the death of George Floyd.

Thomas Lane faces charges of aiding and abetting murder over George Floyd's death. Photo: Hennepin County Jail.

Thomas Lane, one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged over the death in custody of George Floyd, was released from Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday after posting bail with conditions, jail records show.

The big picture: Floyd's May 25 death ignited widespread protests across the U.S. and around the world that are still ongoing. Lane, 37, posted $750,000 bond, and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 29, per the online records. The other former officers charged with the same offenses over Floyd's death, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, and Derek Chauvin — who faces charges including second-degree murder — remain in custody, according to the records.


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