THE ROOKIE cop who was charged over George Floyd’s “murder” is asking the public for money to help keep him out of jail.
The family of former officer Thomas Lane appear to be asking for help in paying the 37-year-old’s $1million bail.
On the website, the writer complains that the bail amount set is not “reasonable” and claims that Lane “did everything he could to save George Floyd’s life.”
The website reads: “Thomas Lane’s bail was set at $1 million, the same as senior officer Chauvin.
“This shows a total disregard for equal justice under the law.
“The bail being set this high is clearly punishment for being a Police Officer on the scene and not a reasonable bail for someone who did everything he could to save Mr. Floyd’s life on May 25, 2020.”
Lane, along with two other officers present at the time of Floyd’s death, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
A “family message” on the site asks for donations, presumably to help pay the cop’s hefty bail.
“Thomas Lane and his family appreciate your support and prayers during this time. If you wish to give a gift, click the DONATE BUTTON.”
In a resume-like style, the website then goes on to list Lane’s “education and accolades” as well as previous volunteer work the former cop has done.
Last week it was revealed that the 37-year-old cop had a list of offences leading up to his employment as a police cadet in 2019, according to public records.
He was still on probation when he was fired on May 26 and had only worked four shifts with the force, CBS reported.
However, public records have shown that Lane racked up more than a dozen criminal charges and traffic citations and was convicted of seven charges, Insider reported.
Four of the charges were relating to traffic violations and two were parking-meter violations, according to the outlet.
However, in October 2001, Lane was reportedly charged with two counts of obstructing legal process, damaging property, unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct.
He was convicted of one count of obstructing legal process and one charge of damaging property.
Then in March 2007, Lane faced misdemeanor charges of hosting a noisy party or gathering and disorderly conduct and was found guilty of the noise-gathering charge, the outlet said.
In Lane’s job application, any information about his criminal charges were redacted.
The complaint against Lane notes that he asked about rolling Floyd on his side and wondered about delirium, but went on to say that Lane “took no actions to assist Mr. Floyd, to change his position, or to reduce the force the officers were using against Mr. Floyd”, AP reports.
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