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7 months ago

Remembering George Floyd: A year of protest

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd's death at the hands of then-officer Derek Chauvin sparked a wave of protests across the world, but did the historic movement change policing in America?
7 months ago
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd's death at the hands of then-officer Derek Chauvin sparked a wave of protests across the world, but did the historic movement change policing in America?
8 months ago

Chauvin in stable condition following prison stabbing

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of killing George Floyd, was rushed to a hospital Friday after he was stabbed in federal prison.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Chauvin in stable condition following prison stabbing
8 months ago

Former police officer Derek Chauvin stabbed in federal prison, sources say

Chauvin was convicted in George Floyd’s killing.
8 months ago
Chauvin was convicted in George Floyd’s killing.
8 months ago

Former police officer Derek Chauvin stabbed in federal prison, sources say

Former Police Officer Derk Chauvin was stabbed in federal prison, sources told ABC News.
8 months ago
 In this June 25, 2021, file image taken from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court at the Hennepin County Courthouse, in Minneapolis.
1 year ago

Former police officer involved in killing of George Floyd sentenced to nearly 5 years

Tou Thao was found guilty in May on a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Former police officer involved in killing of George Floyd sentenced to nearly 5 years
1 year ago

Minneapolis police continued to use neck restrainings after Floyd's death, DOJ finds

A DOJ investigation finds pattern of discriminatory, unlawful policing in Minneapolis "made what happened to George Floyd possible."
1 year ago
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference about the Justice Department's report of an investigation into the conduct of the Minneapolis Police Department in Minneapolis, June 16, 2023.
1 year ago

Pattern of unlawful policing in Minneapolis: DOJ

ABC News’ chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara about policing concerns they have involving the DOJ report.
1 year ago
ABC News’ chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara about policing concerns they have involving the DOJ report.
1 year ago

What DOJ's probe of Minneapolis police could mean for other police departments

The results of the sweeping "pattern-or-practice" investigation show "the systemic problems in MPD" made George Floyd's death possible, the DOJ said.
1 year ago
VIDEO: What DOJ's probe of Minneapolis police could mean for other police departments
1 year ago

Merrick Garland announces results of probe into Minneapolis Police Department

The probe began in 2021 following the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Merrick Garland announces results of probe into Minneapolis Police Department
1 year ago

Former police officer Tou Thao found guilty in George Floyd's death

Thao is the last of the four fired Minneapolis police officers to be found guilty in the case.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Former police officer Tou Thao found guilty in George Floyd's death
1 year ago

Former police officer Tou Thao found guilty in George Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao has been found guilty by a judge on a charge of aiding in manslaughter, stemming from the 2020 death of George Floyd
1 year ago
Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao arrives for sentencing for violating George Floyds civil rights outside the Federal Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., July 27, 2022.
1 year ago

New York City to pay record settlement to George Floyd protesters

New York City and the New York Police Department have agreed to collectively pay millions to protesters who were arrested, detained or subjected to violence.
1 year ago
NYPD arrest protesters for breaking the citywide 8:00PM curfew on June 4, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
1 year ago

New York City police officers violated rules during George Floyd protests: Report

The report said there were hundreds more allegations the Board could not investigate because officers wore bands over their badge numbers.
1 year ago
Police officers guarding the Trump International Hotel & Tower hold back protesters on May 30, 2020, during a rally and march to remember the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in Chicago.
1 year ago

What to know about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled House in 2021, but the Senate didn’t move forward over the issue of qualified immunity for officers.
1 year ago
The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled House in 2021, but the Senate didn’t move forward over the issue of qualified immunity for officers.
2 years ago

Derek Chauvin asks judge to throw out murder convictions in George Floyd's death

Derek Chauvin asks to throw out murder convictions in Wednesday.
2 years ago
A photograph of George Floyd is displayed along with other photographs at the Say Their Names memorial exhibit at Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, July 20, 2021, in San Diego, Calif.
2 years ago

Former Minneapolis police officer sentenced in George Floyd case

Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, who knelt on George Floyd's back, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former Minneapolis police officer sentenced in George Floyd case
2 years ago

Officer who had knee on George Floyd's back gets prison sentence

A Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's back, and pleaded guilty on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter was sentenced Friday.
2 years ago
This June 3, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota, shows J. Alexander Kueng. Kueng, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's back while another officer kneeled on the Black man's neck is expected to be sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison for manslaughter.
2 years ago

George Floyd mural vandalized in Milwaukee, police seek answers

Milwaukee police are seeking answers regarding the incident.
2 years ago
Milwaukee police are seeking answers regarding the incident.
2 years ago

George Floyd mural vandalized: Report

A George Floyd mural has been vandalized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city crowded with racial justice protests in the summer of May 2020.
2 years ago
People pays respect to George Floyd at a mural at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, April 23, 2021.
2 years ago

Former police officer pleads guilty in George Floyd death case

The death of George Floyd is set to be thrust back into the national spotlight as two former cops go on trial Monday in Minnesota state court.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng, left, and his attorney Thomas Plunkett arrive for sentencing for violating George Floyds civil rights outside the Federal Courthouse, July 27, 2022 in St. Paul, Minn.
2 years ago

Former Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd case

Former Minneapolis cop J. Alexander Kueng, who was charged in connection with George Floyd's death, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting in manslaughter, a court official said.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd case
2 years ago

George Floyd’s family considers suing Kanye West over comments about his murder

George Floyd's brother is considering suing Kanye West over comments suggesting his brother died from fentanyl use.
2 years ago
Kanye West holds his first rally in support of his presidential bid in North Charleston, South Carolina, July 19, 2020.
2 years ago

Former cop Thomas Lane sentenced in state case over George Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who pleaded guilty to his role in the 2020 death of George Floyd, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane attends his Hennepin County court sentencing hearing via video from the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a low-security federal prison camp where he is already serving time under related charges to the death of George Floyd, Sept. 21, 2022.
2 years ago

Officers barred from guarding Derek Chauvin get $1.5 million in settlement

Officers who were barred from guarding Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd, received $1.5 million in a settlement with the county.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is pictured in an intake mugshot released by the Minnesota Department of Corrections on April 21, 2021.
2 years ago

George Floyd’s girlfriend ‘saddened’ by officers’ sentencing

Courteney Ross said the sentencing for two former police officers convicted on federal charges stemming from George Floyd's death “didn’t seem to match the crime.”
2 years ago
Courteney Ross said the sentencing for two former police officers convicted on federal charges stemming from George Floyd's death “didn’t seem to match the crime.”
2 years ago

2 former cops convicted in George Floyd's death sentenced to prison

It's sentencing day for two former police officers convicted on federal charges stemming from George Floyd's death.
2 years ago
These file photos provided June 3, 2020, by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota, shows Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.
2 years ago

Former Minneapolis police officer sentenced in George Floyd killing

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Thursday morning for violating George Floyd's civil rights.
2 years ago
This handout photo provided by the Hennepin County Jail and received by AFP on June 3, 2020 shows Thomas Kiernan Lane booking photo.
2 years ago

Former Minneapolis cop sentenced in George Floyd killing

Thomas Lane was convicted of violating Floyd's civil rights and sentenced to 2 1/2 years.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former Minneapolis cop sentenced in George Floyd killing
2 years ago

Derek Chauvin sentenced for violating George Floyd's civil rights

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Derek Chauvin sentenced for violating George Floyd's civil rights
2 years ago

Chauvin sentenced to 21 years on federal charges for violating George Floyd's rights

Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 21 years on federal charges for violating George Floyd's civil rights, The Associated Press reported.
2 years ago
Former police officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court during his sentencing in the murder of George Floyd at Hennepin County Government Center, June 25, 2021, in Minneapolis.
2 years ago

Minneapolis police to hire new police chief 2 years after George Floyd killed

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking to hire a new police chief two years after George Floyd was killed by an officer.
2 years ago
Protesters and police have a standoff behind the 3rd Precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, May 28, 2020.
2 years ago

State trial of former cops involved in George Floyd's death changed again

A judge has changed the start date of a state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd's 2020 in-custody death.
2 years ago
These file photos provided June 3, 2020, by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota, shows Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng.
2 years ago

Judge delays trial for 2 former cops charged in George Floyd's death

The state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death was delayed until next year by a judge.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Tou Thao and Alexander Kueng leave the U.S. District Court after their pre-trial hearing in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 11, 2022.
2 years ago

George Floyd’s death, 6 months later

After George Floyd died in police custody in May, millions of Americans have taken to the streets to protest systemic racism.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 6 months since George Floyd’s death
2 years ago

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in killing of George Floyd

Thomas Lane, one of the ex-police officers involved in George Floyd's killing, has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane arrives at the U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 11, 2022.
2 years ago

Investigation finds Minneapolis police engaged in racial discrimination

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights released the findings of their investigation nearly two years after George Floyd was killed.
2 years ago
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights released the findings of their investigation nearly two years after George Floyd was killed.
2 years ago

Chauvin asks court to overturn his conviction in George Floyd's death

Chauvin's lawyers claimed pretrial publicity and jurors' concerns for their safety were among factors which prevented him from getting a fair trial.
2 years ago
Former police officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court during his sentencing in the murder of George Floyd at Hennepin County Government Center, June 25, 2021, in Minneapolis.
2 years ago

Two women linked by difficult moments in US history meet for first time

George Floyd's sister and Rodney King's daughter meet for the first time and discuss the emotional fallout when violence at the hands of law enforcement strikes down a family member.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Two women linked by difficult moments in US history meet for first time
2 years ago

Guilty verdicts for ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, 38, J. Alexander Kueng, 28, and Tou Thao, 35, were found guilty of all federal charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Guilty verdicts for ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s death
2 years ago

3 former officers found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

The jury has found all three former officers guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights by not providing medical aid to Floyd, and also failing to stop Derek Chauvin from using excessive force.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 3 former officers found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
2 years ago

Federal jury convicts former cops involved in George Floyd's death

A federal jury has convicted all three former Minneapolis police officers.
2 years ago
Three former Minneapolis officers, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, sit with their lawyers during their trial as they are charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights during his 2020 arrest, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan. 24, 2022.
2 years ago

Jury gets case in federal trial of George Floyd officers

A jury is expected to begin deliberating Tuesday afternoon the fates of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights.
2 years ago
People march on May 23, 2021, during an event in remembrance of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
2 years ago

Jury deliberations to begin in trial of 3 officers involved in George Floyd murder

Jurors are poised to begin deliberating the fates of Thomas Lane, 38, J. Alexander Kueng, 28, and Tou Thao, 35, who are accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights during his fatal arrest.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Jury deliberations to begin in trial of 3 officers involved in George Floyd murder
2 years ago

George Floyd officers on trial

Jury deliberations begin today in the trial against three former Minneapolis police officers who allegedly failed to administer aid at the scene of George Floyd’s death.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  George Floyd officers on trial
2 years ago

Former officer testifies he tried to help George Floyd but was stopped

In emotional testimony on Monday, former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane told a jury that he tried to help George Floyd.
2 years ago
Attorney Earl Gray questions Thomas Lane before U.S. District Judge Magnuson during his trial in the killing of George Floyd in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 21, 2022. The former Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights testified at his federal trial that officers considered using a type of restraint known as the hobble because Floyd was kicking and had hurt himself, but that it seemed excessive because an ambulance was on the way.
2 years ago

Ex-officer takes stand in federal trial of the death of George Floyd

Host and Legal analyst at Law and Crime Network Terri Austin discusses if all three officers are expected to take the stand in court and breaks down ex-officer Thao’s testimony.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Ex-officer takes stand in federal trial of the death of George Floyd
2 years ago

Ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death testifies

Tou Thao, 35, said he "had a different role" than restraining the 46-year-old handcuffed Black man.
2 years ago
Tou Thao, 35, said he "had a different role" than restraining the 46-year-old handcuffed Black man.
2 years ago

City to pay $10 million to protesters injured by police

The City of Austin has agreed to pay a combined $10 million to two demonstrators who were injured during by police during the 2020 racial justice protests.
2 years ago
In this May 31, 2020, file photo, protestors arrive to the Austin Police Department headquarters from the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.
2 years ago

Key takeaways from George Floyd arrest trial: ex-cops shift blame to Derek Chauvin

A second fired police officer charged with violating George Floyd's civil right during his 2020 fatal arrest testified on Wednesday.
2 years ago
In this courtroom sketch, former Minneapolis Police Officer J. Alexander Kueng testifies during his trial in the killing of George Floyd in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 16, 2022.
2 years ago

Key takeaways from former cop's testimony in fed trial over George Floyd's death

A former cop charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights took the witness stand in his own defense.
2 years ago
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Tou Thao and Alexander Kueng leave the U.S. District Court after their pre-trial hearing in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 11, 2022.