Termed to be a major breakthrough for the George Floyd case, Ex Minneapolis police officer, Thomas Lane gave some shocking answers.
He says he never checked George Floyd’s ‘fake’ $20 bill. The former cop admits that although Floyd was accused of presenting the fake bill, he actually never really confirmed whether it was true.
Moreover, the shocking incident that shook the world is still receiving plenty of criticism with Black Lives Matter supporters increasing by the second.
Floyd’s accusations included presenting the fake note at a grocery store. And that’s right before police detained him. The 46-year-old victim died after the former police cop, Derek Chauvin, kneeled over his neck. And then he eventually lost all of his consciousness. And for that reason, Chauvin stands behind bars today.
Chauvin is guilty of manslaughter as well as for third-degree murder. On the other hand, Lane faces charges for assisting the murder scene. He is responsible for holding down Floyd’s legs, during the entire arrest episode that took place on May 25th.
Unsurprisingly, George Floyd’s tragic killing sparked outrage and roar amongst many individuals around the globe.
It was not uncommon to see ‘Black Lives Matter’ resounding streets of all kinds.Likewise, many kept on protesting the police’s inhumane behavior. And till today, many activists and rioters demand defunding of the police across the United States.
Slogans against police brutality as well as institutionalized racism are also common.
Just this week, Lane embarked on a series of interviews where he admitted to some shocking news. This was in front of Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, where he denied checking George Floyd’s allegedly ‘fake’ $20 bill.
Police officers detained the 46-year old. And it was actually Lane who was a part of the few officers that first reached the crime scene for ‘attempted forgery.’
Meanwhile, when asked about whether or not he knew that the bill was fake, he claimed, ‘I think it was, but I’m not sure.’ He was more involved in detaining the culprit. Also, it looked as if he was least bothered by the crime itself.