Tag: George Floyd

Ex-cops accused of violating Floyd’s rights face arraignment

MINNEAPOLIS — Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Tuesday at a hearing that could also address some pretrial motions. A federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao in May for allegedly […]

Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. The punishment — which came after Chauvin broke his yearlong […]

George Floyd’s family holds rally, march in brother’s memory

MINNEAPOLIS — Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens in Minneapolis on Sunday for a march that was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. Hundreds of people gathered for the rally […]

EXPLAINER: Did Floyd really yell, ‘I ate too many drugs?’

MINNEAPOLIS — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the death of George Floyd tried Wednesday to show that Floyd yelled “I ate too many drugs” as three officers pinned him to the ground. Attorney Eric Nelson didn’t get the clear confirmation he was seeking, […]

Senior officer says Chauvin used ‘totally unnecessary’ force on George Floyd

A Minneapolis homicide investigator testified on Friday that Derek Chauvin used “totally unnecessary” deadly force when kneeling on George Floyd’s neck during an arrest last May that sparked global protests against police brutality. Chauvin, who is white, was fired by the city’s police department the day after he […]

Minneapolis judge hopes to start jury selection in trial over George Floyd death

A Minneapolis judge planned to begin screening jurors on Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former policeman facing criminal charges for his role in the death of George Floyd during an arrest that caused an outcry around the world. The trial is seen as a landmark […]

Minneapolis trial in George Floyd death starts with weeks of painstaking jury selection

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd was due to begin on Monday with the screening of jurors to weigh murder and manslaughter charges in a case seen as a referendum on police violence against Black Americans. The judge has […]

Experts: Police ‘woefully undertrained’ in use of force

BURIEN, Wash. — Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run-in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into his neck — the same tactic used on George Floyd. The officers were captured on videos appearing to violate […]

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