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One Of Four Fired Cops Involved In George Floyd’s Murder Was Released From Jail Today: Report

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Thomas Lane, who was one of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd, was released on Wednesday shortly before 4:10 p.m. from the Hennepin County jail after posting bail, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Lane had been held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

His attorney Earl Gray spoke about the release. “Now we can watch what happens next from outside,” he said. “We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.”

According to Star Tribune, “A fundraising website on his behalf has since been taken down. The site solicited money through PayPal donations while decrying the bail amount as unfairly high and also declaring that Lane “did everything he could” to save Floyd’s life.”

According to charges, Lane, who initially took Floyd into custody, held down the 46-year-old man’s legs while Kueng held his back and Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded to breathe before he died.

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