Thomas Lane
Thomas Lane

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been released after posting bail.

Thomas Lane, 37, who was charged with felony aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, walked out of the Hennepin County jail Wednesday afternoon after his bail of $750,000 was paid, the sheriff’s office said.

Lane was arrested last week after Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges for the three officers who assisted Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video using his knee to pin a handcuffed Floyd facedown to the pavement for nearly nine minutes before his death.

Lane’s bond was partly covered by a since-removed crowdfunding website launched in opposition to the bail amount, the Star Tribune reported.

Chauvin remains held without bail. Bond has been set for the other two former officers, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, still in jail.

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