Former Minneapolis police officer jailed for 2-1/2 years in George Floyd case

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By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) -A former Minneapolis officer was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on federal charges stemming from his role in the killing of George Floyd, a Black man whose death sparked protests around the world against racial injustice, a court spokesperson said. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced Thomas Lane in a federal courtroom in St. Paul on charges that he had deprived Floyd of his civil rights and caused Floyd’s death during an attempt to arrest him. Magnuson also ordered Lane to be placed on supervised release for two years after he serves his time in prison…

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