Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, He was released from prison this Wednesday afternoon after paying bail, according to prison records. The information was exposed by the ABC News portal and Star Tribune.
Lane bailed $ 750,000 to be released from the Hennepin County Jail, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s headquarters said. Also, records show that the other officers remain in custody.
Lane is accused of instigation and complicity in the case of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after the now ex-agent Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck for more than 8 minutes.
Lane’s attorney Earl Gray said he accepted the bond with conditions.
He is currently with his wife, although Gray did not disclose where for security reasons. In the meantime, Lane’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29, and Gray said he plans to file a motion to dismiss the charges.
“Now we can see what happens next from the outside,” he said. “We are going to file a motion to dismiss and hope that it will be granted,” said the lawyer.
“He didn’t deserve to die for (a $ 20 bill). Asked them: Is that what a black man’s life is worth? Twenty dollars? We are in 2020. Enough is enough. People marching through the streets are telling them enough is enough, “Floyd told the Judicial Committee of the Congress, which he attended in person.
Floyd’s murder has been the trigger for a series of demonstrations in different parts of the United States since the end of May, where some 40 cities declared a night curfew to try to stop the disorders and looting that led to the protests.
In his emotional message, Floyd asked Congress to take steps to prevent deaths like his brother’s from continuing to occur in the country.
The Law on Police Justice proposed by the representatives, would declare control maneuvers through chokeholds illegal, establish a national database to monitor cases of police abuse and facilitate legal actions against agents implicated in excessive use of force.