Former police officer Thomas Lane, who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced on Wednesday.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles declined a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer.
Ahmaud Arbery is being honored by his hometown after stiff sentences for hate crimes against the white men who chased and killed him. Dozens of people joined Arbery's family on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Brunswick city officials unveiled signs designating a 2.7-mile roadway as Honorary Ahmaud Arbery Street.
The man who initiated the neighborhood chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is asking a federal judge to show leniency when he's sentenced for a federal hate crime conviction. Greg McMichael's defense attorney says his client should be spared a life sentence, though he has already been sentenced to life without parole on a separate murder conviction.
J. Alexander Kueng was sentenced to three years and Tou Thao got 3 1/2 years — penalties that a judge said reflected their level of culpability in a case that sparked worldwide protests.
On bodycam footage, officers are shown confronting two young Black adults, Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, after the pair were out past curfew following protests over George Floyd's death.
Thomas Lane pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd's killing. The state is recommending a sentence of three years in prison.
A year after his conviction, the former Minneapolis police officer is asking a state court to send his case back to Hennepin County; order a new trial elsewhere; or order him to be resentenced.
A jury found that Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao all deprived Floyd of his right to medical care, and that two of them failed to intervene as Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck.
A major part of the three former police officers' defense is that they were inadequately trained in intervention and that they deferred to the senior officer on the scene.
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane's co-defendants, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, presented their cases last week.
Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with failing to provide medical care to George Floyd as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights by failing to provide him with medical aid during the May 2020 arrest in Minneapolis.
Micah Beals has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the Oct. 3 incident. Under a stage name, he's played minor roles in television shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "CSI: NY."
Political commentator and author Keith Boykin says America is in a Cold Civil War, and discusses how the country can move past racial division.