Latest Thomas Lane News

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd's death

Sep. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was...

Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd

Sep. 21, 2022 10:11 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd.

Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing

Aug. 25, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd's killing may be held under less restrictive conditions. Chauvin was...

Ex-cop Lane will report to Colorado prison in Floyd killing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, will do his time at a low-security federal prison camp in Colorado. A court order Tuesday directs Lane to report to the Federal...

2 ex-cops charged in George Floyd killing reject plea deals

Aug. 15, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year sentences, setting the stage for trial in October. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are charged...

Monday hearing set for 2 ex-cops in George Floyd's killing

Aug. 11, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge scheduled a hearing for Monday on the “status of plea negotiations” for the two remaining officers awaiting trial on state charges in the killing of George Floyd, with the hearing coming after the judge's window for accepting any deal appears to have closed. ...

Floyd family, others see inequality in penalties for ex-cops

Jul. 29, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers went before a federal judge during the last week to be sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, and for each man, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson handed out penalties well below what prosecutors sought and below federal...

Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

Jul. 27, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights to lighter terms than recommended in sentencing guidelines, calling one “truly a rookie officer” and describing the other as “a...

Ruling may mean less time for 2 who violated Floyd's rights

Jul. 22, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights, ruling that the guidelines for their sentences will be calculated in a way that could mean substantially less prison time for them. ...

EXPLAINER: Not unusual for ex-cop to report later for prison

Jul. 21, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal judge who sentenced Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday on a civil rights conviction in George Floyd's killing said the former Minneapolis police officer won’t have to surrender until after his sentencing in a separate state case in two months. ...