The evening of June 10 a 37-year-old ex-COP from Minneapolis Thomas lane made a pledge of $750 thousand and was released from prison Hennepin County (Minnesota); he is one of four accused in the case of the death of an African-American George Floyd, writes local newspaper the Star Tribune.
After the announcement of the Deposit in the Internet was launched a fundraiser through PayPal. On a specially created website, it was emphasized that lane did everything he could to save the life of Floyd and the amount assigned by the judge was called too high. The website was closed immediately after the ex-officer free.
Attorney lane Earl grey said that his client is with the family, his whereabouts are not called security reasons. To the next court session, scheduled for June 29, the defense is preparing a motion to dismiss all charges.
According to investigators, the lane Floyd was detained on charges of forgery, and then kept his feet, and another police officer, Derek Savin, pressed a knee on the neck of the detainee. Lane, Alexander Quang and Tu Tao is accused of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter in the second degree. Saveno charged with murder in the second and third degreeand manslaughter in the second degree. Three colleagues lane remain in custody.
Floyd died may 25 after a tough police detention in Minneapolis. Satexperts confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation. After the death of African Americans across the country began to protest. The authorities took the decision to bring the national guard to suppress riots in several cities.
5 Jun Quango, lane and Thao the court set bail in the amount of $750 thousand each, Showin needs to be made for the release of $1 million