George Floyd’s deadly Memorial Day encounter with the Minneapolis Police began when a rookie officer approached his car.
“Let me see your other hand! Both hands!” officer Thomas Lane shouted. When Floyd was slow to respond, Lane drew his gun and swore at him. “Put your [expletive] hands up right now! Let me see your other hand!”
It was Lane’s fourth day on the job. At 37, he had finally realized his dream of following three generations of men in his family to the Minneapolis Police Department.
Lane’s friends and former associates say they are shocked and surprised by his actions. The man heard yelling at Floyd on video is nothing like the person they thought they knew.