Former Officer Thomas Lane is on the Witness Stand Today
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights says when he saw Floyd's face after the Black man had been pinned to the street under Officer Derek Chauvin's knee that “he didn't look good.”
Thomas Lane testified Monday at his federal trial. He said he didn't see Floyd's face until paramedics flipped Floyd over and put him on a stretcher. Before that, Lane said he thought he saw Floyd’s chest rise and fall and he thought Floyd had blood pressure, even though his colleague couldn't find a pulse.
Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng are all charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care. Kueng and Thao are also charged with failing to intervene to stop Chauvin.