Thomas Lane, one of the three police officers accused of assisting his colleague Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, was only on duty on his fourth day as a police officer in Minneapolis when the incident occurred. More information about his criminal record is now available.
According to The Daily Beast, Lane had filed several lawsuits in the past two decades. In 2001, he was reportedly convicted of obstructing the legal process and a number of property damage. In March 2007, he was found guilty of responding to a noise complaint, the report said. The rest were traffic violations. Overall, he faced more than a dozen charges. Lane was released after only four days on the job because of his involvement in Floyd's death.
Lane's personal file was published by the Minneapolis Police Department, "but edited with many sections."
Lane is charged with second degree murder and second degree homicide charges and a 40 year prison sentence if convicted.