Lane, ex-cop convicted in Floyd killing, set to be sentenced

Thomas Lane
Thomas Lane(Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 4:33 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has scheduled sentencing this week for a former Minneapolis police officer convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

Thomas Lane was one of three other officers at the scene in 2020 when then-Officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the pavement with his knee for more than 9 minutes.

Lane held Floyd’s legs while Officer J. Alexander Kueng pinned his back and Officer Tou Thao held back onlookers.

Prosecutors are seeking from 5 1/4 to 6 1/2 years in prison when Lane is sentenced Thursday.

Sentencing hasn’t been set yet for Kueng and Thao, who are objecting to how their sentencing guidelines have been calculated in a presentence review.

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