(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 23, 2021 people raise their fists as they march during an event in remembrance of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd, was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on July 7, 2022 on federal charges. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

More than two years after the killing of African American George Floyd in a police operation in the USA, another ex-police officer involved has to go to prison: Thomas Lane (39) was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Thursday in a federal court in St. Paul, Minnesota , as reported by the “New York Times” and the broadcaster CNN, among others. White ex-cop Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck, was sentenced to 22 years and six months for murder in a Minneapolis court. He’s already serving that sentence. Earlier this month, a federal court sentenced the 46-year-old to an additional 21 years in prison.

In February, Lane and his colleagues Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who were also involved at the time, were found guilty in federal court in St. Paul of violating Floyd’s constitutional civil rights. The ex-police officers were accused of not providing medical assistance. Kueng and Thao were also found guilty of failing to try to stop Chauvin’s use of violence. The sentences against these two men have not yet been announced.