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One of four Minneapolis police officers accused of bail bailed Floyd death

One of four former Minneapolis police officers charged with the death of George Floyd, A black man whose death in custody sparked protests for police reform and racial justice was released on bail on Wednesday.

Protests broke out for a 17th day early Thursday with crowds in Portland, Oregon, flooding downtown streets with activists tossing bottles at police and removing temporary security fences and using it to block traffic.

Former released police officer Thomas Lane, 37, was detained on $ 750,000 bail and released from Hennepin County Jail, according to records from the sheriff’s office.

He was one of three police officers charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, 46, on May 25.


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