UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people

Report launched in aftermath of George Floyd murder cites example of 2018 death of Kevin Clarke in UK A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights of blackContinue reading “UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people”

Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder

 Nicholas Kraus, 35, was allegedly drunk at the time  Deona Knajdek, 31, was killed and two other protesters injured A St Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, will appear in court on Thursday after being charged late on Wednesday withContinue reading “Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder”

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis’ UptownContinue reading “Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1”

Officers across Minnesota allowed to turn off body cameras in middle of investigations

Terry and Nancy Nielsen can still remember the red car that sped past them on a northern Minnesota highway last July as the Minneapolis family headed to their cabin near Lake Mille Lacs. “All of a sudden, within like five seconds, you start seeing flashing lights,” Nancy said. Her husband Terry, at the wheel ofContinue reading “Officers across Minnesota allowed to turn off body cameras in middle of investigations”

‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability

Family of the man fatally shot by two sheriff’s deputies in Minneapolis on Thursday tearfully pleaded for transparency and defended his character and history. While authorities did not immediately release the man’s name, family and friends identified him as Winston Smith Jr., a 32-year-old father of three. At a Friday news conference, Smith’s sister, Tieshia Floyd, said her brother’sContinue reading “‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability”

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