According to a report, the shooter, who was out of jail on a felony charge of the death of George Floyd, was able to raise his $ 750,000 bond with the help of donations to a crowded site.
Thomas Lane, 37, was released on cash bail on Wednesday, and bail was set aside as part of a plea deal. The Star Tribune said.
“Lane and his family appreciate your support and prayers at this time,” the site that was removed after he was taken into custody said.
Lane’s lawyer, Earl Gray, confirmed it was a formal fundraiser. However, he did not release exactly how much money came from the collection, or who was behind it.
For safety reasons, Lane is in an undisclosed location with his wife, Gray said.
“Now we can see what’s going on from the outside,” he told the Star Tribune.
“We will bring a motion for dismissal and we hope it will be granted,” he said of the dismissed officer’s next court hearing on June 29.
When Lane was in the fourth shift with the Minneapolis police and helped arrest 46-year-old Floyd, he got on his feet and placed the knee in Superintendent Derek Sauv’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Gray previously asserted that the former policeman was “doing exactly what he thought,” and tried to dislodge Suv’s knee.
Chau has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree murder. Lane and two – Du Tao and J. Alexander Kueng – is accused of aiding and abetting the murder.