Former Officer gets sentenced Three years in Prison for the Death of George Floyd

Kamryn Martinez

The former officer who held down George Floyd’s legs was sentenced three years on a charge of aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter. 

Thomas Lane received credit for 31 days already served. Prosecutors didn’t ask for restitution for a part of the sentence. He will be prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition for the rest of his life. This was ruled by Judge Peter Cahll. 

Remarks of Lane saying, “That’s what Chauvin has to do” referring to the man who was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Lane was one of the three officers who were charged with the same sentence of abetting second degree manslaughter. In June Lane pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge. Attorneys say this is one step closer to help heal and give justice to the family of George Floyd as well as many of the families who lost their loved one in similar situations.The family states, “We want everyone here today to know we will never move on,”

prosecutor Matthew Frank read. “You will always show up for George Floyd, but never move on.”