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”

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?’”

Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests

Some journalists covering protests over the police fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in suburban Minneapolis say officers have harassed and assaulted them despite a federal order to leave them alone. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting police at the protests in Brooklyn Center from arrestingContinue reading “Journalists allege police harassment at Minnesota protests”

Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop

Daunte Wright’s family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright’s death, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white woman in nearby Minneapolis. Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter was charged with second-degree manslaughter in Sunday’sContinue reading “Daunte Wright family calls for stiffer charge against ex-cop”

Veteran Cop Who Killed Daunte Wright to Be Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter

The 26-year veteran resigned from the Brooklyn Center force on Monday, after apparently mistaking her handgun for a Taser and fatally shooting the 20-year-old Black man. The Brooklyn Center police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright after allegedly mistaking her handgun for a Taser during a Sunday traffic stop will be charged with second-degreeContinue reading “Veteran Cop Who Killed Daunte Wright to Be Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter”

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”

Daunte Wright police shooting: Brooklyn Center police chief and officer who fired fatal bullet instead of Taser resign

A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city’s police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of protests and unrest. The resignations from Officer KimContinue reading “Daunte Wright police shooting: Brooklyn Center police chief and officer who fired fatal bullet instead of Taser resign”

Police Chief Claims Cop Who Killed Minnesota Black Man Accidentally Fired Gun Instead of Taser

Daunte Wright, 20, was shot dead by cops outside Minneapolis during a traffic stop, triggering unrest across a city already on edge over Derek Chauvin’s trial. The officer who killed a young Black man during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis on Sunday accidentally fired her gun instead of a Taser during the arrest, the BrooklynContinue reading “Police Chief Claims Cop Who Killed Minnesota Black Man Accidentally Fired Gun Instead of Taser”

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