Ex-cop Thomas Lane, 37, who had been held in lieu of $750,000 cash bail, was freed shortly before 4:10pm USA time yesterday.
He was released from the Hennepin County Jail after a bail hearing yesterday.
Lane is one of three charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection to the death of Floyd.
On Wednesday, June 3rd, court records filed show Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao had been charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd.
The three police officers were present at the time Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck and did not interfere.
Derek Chauvin, the officer who sat on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second-degree murder which carries a 40 year maximum jail sentence.
Lane’s solicitor, Earl Gray, said the embattled rookie cop accepted bail with conditions and is currently back living with his wife
His next court appearance is slated for June 29 where Gray says he plans to file a motion to dismiss all charges.
‘Now we can watch what happens next from outside,’ Gray said on behalf of his client. ‘We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.’
Lane’s co-defendants, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng all remain in jail as of Wednesday evening.
Lane’s family managed to secure the funds through raising through CrowdFunding.
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