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Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd killing

A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd → Read More

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd → Read More

Amir Locke cousin pleads guilty in killing that led to raid

A teenage cousin of Amir Locke has pleaded guilty to a murder that prompted police to conduct the no-knock warrant that led to Locke's killing in February → Read More

Sharpton demands name of officer who killed Patrick Lyoya

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding that authorities release the name of the Michigan officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, a Black man and native of Congo who was fatally shot in the back of the head after a struggle → Read More

Officer's camera misses key moment of Patrick Lyoya's death

Body camera footage of Patrick Lyoya’s fatal encounter with a Michigan police officer shows a close-up view of an intense struggle -- but the video goes dark 42 seconds before the officer shoots the Black man in the head → Read More

Report: State late in response to unrest after Floyd killing

An external review of Minnesota’s response to days of civil unrest following the May 2020 killing of George Floyd found several weaknesses, including a lack of clear leadership early on as businesses were being destroyed and set ablaze → Read More

In Minneapolis strike, teachers say kids aren't all right

Teachers in Minneapolis say they’ve noticed more kids with anxiety and depression → Read More

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Teachers have hit the picket lines at public schools across Minneapolis, calling their strike a fight to ensure “safe and stable schools” for students and for better wages for the lowest-paid support staff → Read More

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Teachers have hit the picket lines at public schools across Minneapolis, calling their strike a fight to ensure “safe and stable schools” for students and for better wages for the lowest-paid support staff → Read More

For 3 more officers at Floyd killing, jury says: Guilty

The three Minneapolis police officers alongside Derek Chauvin at the scene of George Floyd’s killing offered a variety of reasons why they weren’t to blame, including experience, bad training and the supposed threat of angry bystanders → Read More

3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing

Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, as a federal jury rejected their arguments that inexperience, improper training or the distraction of shouting bystanders excused them from failing to prevent Floyd’s killing → Read More

Jury meets for 2nd day in trial of cops in Floyd killing

A jury in Minnesota is deliberating for a second day in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights → Read More

Jury to meet for 2nd day in trial of cops in Floyd killing

A jury in Minnesota is set to deliberate for a second day in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights → Read More

Jury ends 1st day, no verdict for 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jurors at the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights went home Wednesday without reaching a verdict → Read More

Jury in case of 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing appears all white

A jury that appears to be all-white is deliberating in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights → Read More

Jury in case of 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing appears all white

A jury that appears to be all-white is deliberating in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights → Read More

Who are the jurors in the federal trial over Floyd killing?

Twelve people began deliberations Wednesday in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 killing of the 46-year-old Black man → Read More

Jury starts deliberating 3 ex-cops’ case in Floyd killing

Jurors are deliberating in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights → Read More

Jury set to get case of 3 officers charged in Floyd killing

The jury hearing the case against three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights needs only to get instructions from the judge before starting deliberations Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent a full day Tuesday in closing arguments that recapped a month of testimony and sought to sway the jury toward their view → Read More

Defense in Floyd's killing: Officer spoke up, was ignored

An attorney for a rookie Minneapolis police officer charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights says his client spoke up to Officer Derek Chauvin but was ignored → Read More