Former Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to George Floyd murder
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Former Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to George Floyd murder

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Wednesday announced former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement:

Today my thoughts are once again with the victims, George Floyd and his family. Nothing will bring Floyd back. He should still be with us today.

I am pleased Thomas Lane has accepted responsibility for his role in Floyd’s death. His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation. While accountability is not justice, this is a significant moment in this case and a necessary resolution on our continued journey to justice.

Two other former Minneapolis police officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, are set to stand trial on June 13 for second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd.