Thomas Lane, the former police officer charged in George Floyd’s murder case is out of jail after posting his $750,000 bail.
According to Hennepin County Jail records Thomas will be conditionally released on bond. His attorney, Earl Gray, would only say, “It’s pretty good news” when we asked about how his client raised the necessary funds.
Thomas’ family was seeking donations via a website they set up to raise money for his legal defense after he and 2 other ex-police officers were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder, and aiding and abetting 2nd-degree manslaughter.
If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Thomas’ attorney claims he did everything he could to help George Floyd. Thomas’ family also said that he told Derek Chauvin to roll him on his side but Derek refused to do.