Lead Derek Chauvin prosecutor appointed to be state judgeMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the state's lead prosecutors who helped convict Derek Chauvin of murder in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd has been appointed as a judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota's governor announced Tuesday.
Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, pleads guilty in tax caseMarch 17, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the 2020 killing of George Floyd pleaded guilty Friday to two tax evasion counts, admitting that he didn't file Minnesota income taxes for two years due to “financial concerns.”
Minnesota courts expand camera access to criminal trialsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota courts will allow greater audiovisual coverage of criminal proceedings starting next year under an order filed Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court, but the rules will nonetheless remain more restrictive than those in many other states.
Washington Senate OKs bill to change police pursuit lawMarch 10, 2023 GMT
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A contentious bill that would give police greater ability to pursue people in vehicles has narrowly passed the Senate in Washington state.
Burlington voters consider community police oversight boardMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Residents of Vermont's largest city will vote Tuesday on whether to create a community police oversight board that would have the authority to discipline Burlington police officers, including the chief.
Today in History: FEB 24, Russia begins invasion of UkraineFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
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Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2023. There are 310 days left in the year.
Nevada officer slams student recording police, kneels on himFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school police officer in Las Vegas was captured on cellphone video last week slamming a high school student to the ground and pinning him underneath his knee, prompting an investigation and renewed calls from Nevada activists who want to see police removed from schools and more resources for students.
More funds head to Minn. attorney general, public defendersFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of extra dollars are working their way through the Minnesota Legislature to both beef up the ability of Attorney General Keith Ellison's office to prosecute violent crime and the state's public defender system to relieve the staffing shortages that nearly led to a strike last year.
Biden, Black caucus agree on path forward on police reformFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left a meeting Thursday with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with an agreement on how to address the issue of policing in America after the recent killing of Tyre Nichols.
Fate of last ex-cop charged in Floyd murder lies with judgeFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd said in court filings Tuesday that his client is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted on state charges of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.
Memphis beating video puts spotlight on first police accountJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
Newly released video shows Memphis police officers battering motorist Tyre Nichols with punches and kicks and also using pepper spray and a baton, with Nichols howling in pain as he tried to shield the blows.
Court asked to void verdict against ex-cop in Floyd’s murderJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Derek Chauvin asked an appeals court Wednesday to throw out the former Minneapolis police officer's convictions in the murder of George Floyd, arguing that legal and procedural errors deprived him of a fair trial.
Prosecutors drop appeals against 2 ex-cops in Floyd caseJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday accepted the government's request to drop its appeals of the sentences of two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of civil rights violations in the murder of George Floyd.
NJ protester sentenced for helping set police car on fireJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who helped set fire to a police vehicle in New Jersey's capital city during protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
George Floyd family taking applications for business grantsJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s family is ready to take applications from businesses for grants funded by money from their wrongful death legal settlement with the city of Minneapolis.
Floyd, who was Black, died in May 2020 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
White House gun violence program with philanthropies endsJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It was small, as Washington celebrations go — two senior Biden administration advisers gathered with program participants near the White House on a Thursday afternoon in December to mark the end of a little-known initiative with a budget of less than $8 million.
Gov. Walz pledges to bolster education as he begins 2nd termJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pledged Monday to make the largest investments in public education in Minnesota history as he took the oath of office for his second term.
Today in History: December 15, Bill of Rights takes effectDecember 15, 2022 GMT
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2022. There are 16 days left in the year.
White Florida officer acquitted of shoving of Black womanDecember 13, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida jury sided Monday with a white Florida police officer accused of shoving a kneeling Black woman to the ground during a protest more than two years ago.
Broward County jurors acquitted Fort Lauderdale officer Steven Pohorence, 31, of a battery charge, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Ex-cop who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year termDecember 10, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back while another officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison.
Minneapolis to buy gas station at site of Floyd’s killingDecember 9, 2022 GMT
The city of Minneapolis has decided to buy the boarded-up Speedway gas station at the intersection where George Floyd was killed by police and turn it into a racial justice healing center and permanent memorial for the Black man.
States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reformsNovember 1, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police.
States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reformsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his windpipe -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police.
Minneapolis to pay more than $700,000 to Floyd demonstratorsOctober 20, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will pay more than $700,000 to resolve complaints over excessive force by police during protests over the death of George Floyd.
City council members on Thursday approved four separate settlements, with the largest award issued to a group of 11 Minnesotans and one Iowa resident.
Maryland audit to focus on 100 in-custody police deathsOctober 19, 2022 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will review about 100 autopsies of people who died in police custody involving physical restraint because of concerns about the state's former medical examiner's testimony in the death of George Floyd, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday.
Man who torched Chicago police SUV sentenced to 34 monthsJune 22, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Chicago man to nearly three years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to setting a police SUV on fire while wearing a Joker mask during widespread May 2020 demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis agrees to pay $1.2M to people injured by policeMay 28, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has approved $1.2 million in legal settlements with two people injured by police during protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers two years ago.
Today in History: May 25, death of George FloydMay 25, 2022 GMT
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Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 145th day of 2022. There are 220 days left in the year.
Spy agencies urged to fix open secret: A lack of diversityMay 19, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The peril that National Security Agency staff wanted to discuss with their director didn’t involve terrorists or enemy nations. It was something closer to home: racism and cultural misunderstandings inside America’s largest intelligence service.
Minneapolis City Council OKs contentious police union pactMarch 24, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council approved a police union contract Thursday over complaints by activists and others that the deal leaves out new disciplinary rules necessitated by a series of high-profile police killings in recent years.
Man pleads guilty to setting fires following Floyd’s deathFebruary 28, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester man who fled to Mexico with his wife after being charged with setting fire to a St. Paul school and two stores during the unrest that followed the death of George Floyd has pleaded guilty to arson.
In plea deal, man admits setting police SUV on fire in riotFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a police SUV on fire while wearing a Joker mask during widespread demonstrations in May 2020 over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd’s death?January 20, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring.
June 13 date set for state trial for 3 cops in Floyd’s deathJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been rescheduled for June 13, after both the defense and prosecutors requested a postponement.
Woman shoved by NYC police officer during protest sues cityDecember 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was shoved to the ground by a New York City police officer during a protest over the death of George Floyd in a widely seen video sued the city in federal court.
Dounya Zayer said in a lawsuit filed Monday that she was “brutally struck” by officer Vincent D’Andraia at a May 29 protest in Brooklyn as she exercised her constitutional right to protest.
Lawyers charged with torching police car released on bailJuly 1, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Brooklyn lawyers have been released on bail pending their trial on federal charges of torching an empty police vehicle during a protest following the death of George Floyd.
Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, left the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday after an appeals court ruled 2-1 to release them to home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Delaware lawmakers release bill banning police chokeholdsJune 23, 2020 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to ban police from using chokeholds and kneeholds unless deadly force is necessary cleared a legislative hurdle Monday.
A House committee voted unanimously to release the bill, the Delaware State News reported.
Woman accused of arson of police vehicles held pending trialJune 20, 2020 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a woman held without bail until her trial on charges of having set fire to two police vehicles during civil disorder in Philadelphia following protests last month.
Minnesota activists hold Juneteenth rally for reparationsJune 19, 2020 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Black Lives Matter chapter took to the state Capitol on Friday to mark Juneteenth with a demand for reparations and real police reform in a continued push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd.
Cities see protests rage on as Wolf vows changes to policingJune 4, 2020 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Large protests over police treatment of black people arose in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Bethlehem on Thursday, a day before some pandemic-related restrictions will end in Philadelphia and its suburbs.
SUNY chancellor will be next Ohio State University presidentJune 3, 2020 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chancellor of New York’s public university system will become Ohio State University's next president as both institutions confront logistical and financial uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic.
Former jailer charged with driving into Kokomo protestJune 2, 2020 GMT
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former correctional officer who drove into a Black Lives Matter protest faces a felony criminal recklessness charge, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Christa Redman, 32, of Kokomo, also faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and leaving the scene of an accident, the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office announced.