Shots fired near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis as community marks anniversary of his death

Minneapolis police on Tuesday responded to reports of shots fired near George Floyd Square, the intersection where Floyd died last year, as community members gathered to mark the anniversary of his death. A caller reported a suspect’s vehicle left the area “at a high rate of speed,” police said in a statement. An individual with a non-life-threatening gunshotContinue reading “Shots fired near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis as community marks anniversary of his death”

George Floyd’s family marches to mark first anniversary of his death

Relatives of George Floyd, the African-American whose death triggered protests against racism and police brutality across the United States and around the world, gathered on Sunday in a rally to mark the first anniversary of his death. Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on MayContinue reading “George Floyd’s family marches to mark first anniversary of his death”

Ex-officer who beat Black man while dog mauled him gets six years in prison

A federal court judge on Friday sentenced a former St. Paul, Minn., police officer to six years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a civil rights violation for beating an unarmed Black man who was mistaken for a suspect nearly five years ago. A federal jury in 2019 convicted former St. PaulContinue reading “Ex-officer who beat Black man while dog mauled him gets six years in prison”

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling dated Tuesday, Judge Peter Cahill found Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained Floyd lastContinue reading “Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death”

Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

The Justice Department has filed federal criminal charges against Derek Chauvin, accusing the former police officer of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of George Floyd. Floyd died after Chauvin pressed on his neck for more than nine minutes on the pavement outside a convenience store last year in Minneapolis. Three other formerContinue reading “Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others”

Report: Feds Plan To Indict Chauvin And Other Officers On Civil Rights Violation Charges

Justice Department officials were planning to arrest former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the courthouse earlier this month after spending months collecting evidence to indict Chauvin on federal police brutality charges if he had not been found guilty of murdering George Floyd, or if the case ended in mistrial, the Star Tribune reported early Thursday. Continue reading “Report: Feds Plan To Indict Chauvin And Other Officers On Civil Rights Violation Charges”

DOJ announces probe of Minneapolis police day after verdict in Floyd case

The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd there, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last May, settingContinue reading “DOJ announces probe of Minneapolis police day after verdict in Floyd case”

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd

The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them for “heavy duty jury service,” and dismissed them. HeContinue reading “Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd”

DURING MINNESOTA PROTEST ARREST, COP ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS ASIAN-AMERICAN CNN PRODUCER AND ASKS ‘DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?’

After journalists were detained and mistreated by police officers during the recent protests in Minnesota, an Asian-American producer has alleged that she was thrown to the ground and asked “do you speak English?” by police. According to The Hill, an attorney who is representing several journalists who were detained or allegedly mistreated while covering the recent protests for racial justiceContinue reading “DURING MINNESOTA PROTEST ARREST, COP ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTS ASIAN-AMERICAN CNN PRODUCER AND ASKS ‘DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?’”

Judge refuses request to acquit Chauvin in Floyd’s death

The judge at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Wednesday turned down a defense request to acquit the former officer in George Floyd’s death, rejecting claims that prosecutors failed to prove Chauvin’s actions killed the Black man. Judge Peter Cahill pressed on with the case after Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson said the prosecution’s expert witnesses gave conflictingContinue reading “Judge refuses request to acquit Chauvin in Floyd’s death”

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