Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis (Writer)-A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.

As part of the plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Lane, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, has already been convicted on federal counts of willfully violating Floyd’s rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to the Black man’s death.

The state is recommending a sentence of three years for Lane and has agreed to allow him to serve the time in a federal prison.

Their former colleague, Derek Chauvin, pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of violating Floyd’s civil rights and faces a federal sentence ranging from 20 to 25 years. Chauvin earlier was convicted of state charges of murder and manslaughter and sentenced to 22 ½ years in the state case.

Lane’s plea comes during a week when the country is focused on the deaths of 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, at the hands of an 18-year-old white man, who carried out the racist, livestreamed shooting Saturday in a supermarket.

Floyd, 46, died May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck, as Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe. Lane and Kueng helped to restrain Floyd, who was handcuffed. Lane held down Floyd’s legs and Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back. Thao kept bystanders from intervening during the 9 ½-minute restraint.

Lane, who is white, was convicted along with Kueng and Thao of federal charges in February, after a monthlong trial that focused on the officers’ training and the culture of the police department. All three were convicted of depriving Floyd of his right to medical care and Thao and Kueng were also convicted of failing to intervene to stop Chauvin during the killing, which was caught on video and sparked protests around the world.

After their federal conviction, there was a question as to whether the state trial would proceed. At an April hearing in state court, prosecutors revealed that they had offered plea deals to all three men, but they were rejected. At the time, Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, said it was hard for the defense to negotiate when the three still didn’t know what their federal sentences would be.

Kueng, who is Black, and Thao, who is Hmong American, also scheduled to go to trial in June on state charges. AP

More in Local News

ਮਰਹੂਮ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਮਾਂ ਨੇ ਨਿਰਸੁਆਰਥ ਫ਼ਰਜ਼ ਦੀ ਮਿਸਾਲ ਕਾਇਮ ਕੀਤੀ: ਚਾਰਲਸ

ਲੰਡਨ-ਸਮਰਾਟ ਚਾਰਲਸ 3 ਨੇ ਬਰਤਾਨੀਆ ਦੇ ਬਾਦਸ਼ਾਹ ਵਜੋਂ ਅੱਜ ਸੰਸਦ ਨੂੰ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਵਾਰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕੀਤਾ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਮਹ...

Tree falls on 7-year-old girl walking with parent in Brooklyn

KENSINGTON- A 7-year-old girl is recovering after she was struck by a falling tree in Brooklyn.

NewsCopter 7 was over the scene at Ocean Parkway and Webster Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the girl was walking with a parent when the tree toppled over.

Members of the fire department and EMS removed...

ਫਰਾਂਸੀਸੀ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ’ਤੇ ਵਿਵਾਦਤ ਟਿੱਪਣੀ ਲਈ ਲਿਜ਼ ਟਰੱਸ ਦੀ ਨਿਖੇਧੀ

ਲੰਡਨ-ਬਰਤਾਨੀਆ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਦੇ ਅਹੁਦੇ ਦੀ ਦੌੜ ਵਿਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਲਿਜ਼ ਟਰੱਸ ਫਰਾਂਸ ਦੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਇਮੈਨੂ...

US woman protests after being denied ‘medically necessary’ abortion

Washington-A woman protested at the State Capitol of the US state of Louisiana for being denied a “medically necessary” abortion after the foetus developed a fatal and rare condition.

On the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, Nancy Davis told reporters o...

JOSEPH SALADINO Oyster Bay Town Supervisor The Town Board and South

Asian Advisory Board Would like to Celebrated India's Independence Day Event


Pinki Jaggi from “Long Island Ladies Circle” along with all members took a great part in the celebration.It was hosted by Harry Malhotra



...

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena,

Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava and the Town Board

Celebrated India's Independence Day

with the community leaders hosted by Host Committee: Indu Jaiswal, Jyoti

gupta, Veena Lamba, Ravinder Kumar, Bina Sabapathy, Nidhi Dhingra

...

Wheatus' 'Teenage Dirtbag' spawns TikTok phenomenon

“Teenage Dirtbag,” the 2000 hit song by Northport rock band Wheatus, has gone viral on the social-media platform. Celebrities from JoJo to Joe Jonas to snowboarder Shaun White have joined a trend of posting homemade videos of themselves followed by several teenage snapshots — all accompanied by the song&rsqu...

PSEG falls short on green-energy engagement with customers, survey says

PSEG scored in the bottom third of a J.D. Power survey that ranks the nation’s top 35 electric utilities on customer awareness and support for green-energy programs, particularly those that require consumer participation.

PSEG’s score of 26 out of a possible 100 on the J.D. Power Sustainability Index...

ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੱਬੂ ਮਾਨ ਨੇ ਲਾਈਆਂ ਰੌਣਕਾਂ!

ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ (ਰਾਈਟਰ)-ਬੀਤੀ ਰਾਤ ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਦੇ ਕੌਲਡਨ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਤਾਸ਼ਾ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ ਅਤੇ ਹੈਰੀ ਮਨਚੰਡਾ ਟੀਮ ਵਲੋਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਸਿੱਧ ਗਾਇਕ ...

ਢਾਈ ਸਾਲ ਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਮਾਮਲੇ ’ਚ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮਾਨ ਤੇ ਚੀਮਾ ਅਦਾਲਤ ’ਚ ਪੇਸ਼

ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ-ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮਾਨ ਨੇ ਅੱਜ ਇੱਥੇ ਸੈਕਟਰ-43 ਸਥਿਤ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਅਦਾਲਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਚੀਫ਼ ਜੁਡੀਸ਼ਲ ...

ਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਖ਼ੁਦਕੁਸ਼ੀ ਕਰਨ ਬਾਅਦ ਨਿਊ ਯਾਰਕ ’ਚ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਕੌਂਸਲਖਾਨੇ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਮਦਦ ਦੀ ਪੇਸ਼ਕਸ਼, ਔਰਤ ਦੇ ਸਹੁਰਿਆਂ ਖ਼ਿਲਾਫ਼ ਯੂਪੀ ’ਚ ਕੇਸ ਦਰਜ

ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਸਿਟੀ-ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਸਿਟ...

ਨੀਤੀ ਆਯੋਗ ਦੀ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ: ਮਾਨ ਸਣੇ ਵੱਖ ਵੱਖ ਮੁੱਖ ਮੰਤਰੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਰਾਜਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮੱਸਿਆਵਾਂ ਮੋਦੀ ਨੂੰ ਦੱਸੀਆਂ

ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ-ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਮੋਦੀ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨਗੀ ਹੇਠ ਨੀ...