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June 21, 2022, 10:14 PM

Minneapolis Police Department 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.
June 21, 2022, 10:14 PM
Minneapolis police to hire new police chief 2 years after George Floyd killed
June 21, 2022, 6:54 PM

State trial date of 2 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.
June 21, 2022, 6:54 PM
State trial of former cops involved in George Floyd's death changed again
June 15, 2022, 4:43 PM

Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor tapped to be federal judge

President Joe Biden has  nominated one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd to be a federal judge in Minnesota
June 15, 2022, 4:43 PM
Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor tapped to be federal judge
June 10, 2022, 11:13 PM

Arkansas man injured during Floyd protest sues troopers

An Arkansas attorney who was hospitalized by a beanbag fired by a State Police trooper during a protest at the state Capitol over George Floyd's killing has filed a lawsuit
June 10, 2022, 11:13 PM
Arkansas man injured during Floyd protest sues troopers
June 6, 2022, 9:42 PM

Judge delays trial of 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing until 2023

The judge overseeing the remaining case against two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing has ordered that the trial be delayed until January to improve prospects for a fair trial
June 6, 2022, 9:42 PM
Judge delays trial of 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing until 2023
June 6, 2022, 4:08 PM

Trial for 2 former cops charged in George Floyd's death delayed until 2023

The state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death was delayed until next year by a judge.
June 6, 2022, 4:08 PM
Judge delays trial for 2 former cops charged in George Floyd's death
1 month ago

George Floyd protester sues Florida police over eye injury

A protester who suffered eye damage when a rubber bullet fired by a Fort Lauderdale police officer struck her in the face is suing the city
1 month ago
George Floyd protester sues Florida police over eye injury
1 month ago

New federal lawsuits target ex-cop who killed George Floyd

Two Minnesotans have filed federal civil rights lawsuits against the city of Minneapolis and former Officer Derek Chauvin
1 month ago
New federal lawsuits target ex-cop who killed George Floyd
1 month 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.
1 month ago
George Floyd’s death, 6 months later
1 month ago

Minneapolis renames intersection to honor George Floyd

The intersection where George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers was renamed in his honor, among a series of events to remember a man whose killing forced America to confront racial injustice
1 month ago
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Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to improve accountability in policing
1 month ago
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Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd killing

A former Minneapolis officer pleaded guilty to a state charge in Floyd's death.
1 month ago
Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death
1 month ago

Former police officer Thomas Lane 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.
1 month ago
Ex-police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in killing of George Floyd
2 months ago

Judge overseeing Chauvin civil rights case accepts plea deal

The judge overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin’s plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison
2 months ago
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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 months ago
Investigation finds Minneapolis police engaged in racial discrimination
2 months ago

Derek 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 months ago
Chauvin asks court to overturn his conviction in George Floyd's death
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Two women linked by difficult moments in US history meet for first time
3 months ago

Jury awards $14M to George Floyd protesters in Denver

A jury has awarded $14 million in damages to protesters over the actions of police in Denver during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd two years ago
3 months ago
Jury awards $14M to George Floyd protesters in Denver
3 months ago

$2.4M to be paid to man shot in eye during Floyd protests

A Minneapolis man who lost an eye when he was hit by a projectile fired by police during protests that followed George Floyd’s killing will get a $2.4 million settlement
3 months ago
4 months ago

Report: Minneapolis didn't follow protocols in Floyd unrest

A report on how Minneapolis police, fire and other agencies responded to protests that erupted following the killing of George Floyd paints a picture of miscommunication and a lack of planning
4 months ago
Report: Minneapolis didn't follow protocols in Floyd unrest
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Guilty verdicts for ex-officers involved in George Floyd’s death
4 months 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.
4 months ago
3 former officers found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
4 months ago

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

A federal jury has convicted all three former Minneapolis police officers.
4 months ago
Federal jury convicts former cops involved in George Floyd's death
4 months ago

3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing

Three former Minneapolis police officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
4 months ago
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Jury gets case in federal civil rights 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.
4 months ago
Jury gets case in federal trial of George Floyd officers
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Jury deliberations to begin in trial of 3 officers involved in George Floyd murder
4 months 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.
4 months ago
George Floyd officers on trial
4 months ago

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin as he pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck are on trial on federal charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights
4 months ago
EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing
4 months ago

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

George Floyd’s death after his arrest by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparked widespread anger after millions of people saw video of the event
4 months ago
Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Former officer testifies he tried to help George Floyd but was stopped
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Ex-officer takes stand in federal trial of the death of George Floyd
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death testifies
4 months ago

Austin to pay $10 million to protesters injured by police after George Floyd's death

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.
4 months ago
City to pay $10 million to protesters injured by police
4 months ago

Key takeaways from George Floyd fatal-arrest trial: former 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.
4 months ago
Key takeaways from George Floyd arrest trial: ex-cops shift blame to Derek Chauvin
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Officer charged in Floyd killing says he deferred to Chauvin

A former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s killing testified Wednesday that he deferred to Derek Chauvin because he was his senior officer and that’s what he had been trained to do
4 months ago
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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.
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Key takeaways from former cop's testimony in fed trial over George Floyd's death
4 months ago

Prosecution rests in federal trial of former cops involved in George Floyd's death

Former officer Thomas Lane is expected to testify in his own defense.
4 months ago
Prosecution rests in federal trial of ex-cops involved in George Floyd's death
5 months ago

In 2nd Floyd killing trial, judge seeks speed, not emotion

The judge handling the second trial in the killing of George Floyd is putting a premium on speed — and making clear that he doesn't want the trial to turn on emotion
5 months ago
In 2nd Floyd killing trial, judge seeks speed, not emotion
5 months ago

Arrest warrants issued for 2 Dallas cops charged with assaulting people during 2020 protest

A Dallas police officer and his former colleague are facing criminal charges alleging they used excessive force at a 2020 protest over the death of George Floyd.
5 months ago
Arrest warrants issued for 2 Dallas cops charged with assaulting protesters
5 months ago

Juror dismissed in federal trial of former cops involved in George Floyd's death

A juror was dismissed Wednesday in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights.
5 months ago
Juror dismissed in federal trial of former cops involved in George Floyd's death
5 months ago

COVID-19 disrupts federal trial over George Floyd's death

One of the three former cops on trial in the death of George Floyd has tested positive for COVID-19.
5 months ago
COVID-19 disrupts federal trial over George Floyd's death
5 months ago

Federal trial over George Floyd's death postponed due to COVID-19

The court didn't identify the COVID-positive defendant, but defendants Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were seen in the courtroom, according to reporters.
5 months ago
Federal trial over George Floyd's death postponed due to COVID-19
5 months ago

Medical examiner: No pressure on Floyd autopsy report

Defense attorneys at the trial of three former Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd's rights questioned the chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd's death a homicide
5 months ago
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2nd trial in Floyd killing centers on clash of duty, code

A federal trial against three former Minneapolis police officers seeks to hold them responsible for not stopping George Floyd’s murder
5 months ago
2nd trial in Floyd killing centers clash of duty, cop code
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Key takeaways from week 1 of police officers' federal trial over George Floyd's death

"I knew he was going die," a prosecution witness said of Floyd.
5 months ago
Key takeaways from week 1 of cops' federal trial over George Floyd's death
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Firefighter says she urged officers to let her help Floyd

A Minneapolis firefighter testifying at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers says they ignored her pleas to help administer medical aid to George Floyd as the unresponsive Black man was pinned to the ground
5 months ago
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Former cop's plan to testify could throw wrench into federal trial over George Floyd's death: Experts

Thomas Lane's attorney said he will take the witness stand.
5 months ago
Testimony of former cop in George Floyd death could backfire: Experts
5 months ago

Day 2 underway of federal trial for 3 ex-cops charged in George Floyd’s killing

All three former officers are charged with depriving George Floyd of his civil rights by failing to intervene or offer aid as Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck.
5 months ago
Day 2 underway of federal trial for 3 ex-cops charged in George Floyd’s killing
5 months ago

Former officers charged in death of George Floyd go on trial

Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are all charged with depriving Floyd of his civil rights when they allegedly failed to offer medical aid as he was being pinned down by Derek Chauvin.
5 months ago
Former officers charged in death of George Floyd go on trial
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Prosecutor says cops made 'conscious choice' not to protect George Floyd

Opening statements began on Monday in the federal trial of three former Minnesota police officers charged with violating the civil rights of George Floyd.
5 months ago
Prosecutor says cops made 'conscious choice' not to protect George Floyd