Amy Forliti, WCTV Eyewitness News

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Past articles by Amy:

Jury starts deliberating 3 ex-officers’ case in George Floyd killing

The three former officers are charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black man pleaded for air before going silent. → Read More

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

The judge and attorneys have indicated that closing arguments could take almost the whole day Tuesday. → Read More

Officer says he assumed fellow cops were caring for George Floyd

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are broadly charged with violating Floyd’s constitutional rights while acting under government authority as Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes while the 46-year-old Black man was handcuffed, facedown and pleading for air. → Read More

Prosecutors: Video will show 3 officers violated Floyd’s rights

The three former officers are broadly charged with depriving George Floyd of his civil rights while acting under government authority. → Read More

EXPLAINER: What will judge weigh in sentencing Kim Potter?

The most serious charge against Kim Potter — first-degree manslaughter — carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. → Read More

LIVE: Jury finds Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter over Daunte Wright’s killing

Potter, 49, said she meant to use her Taser on Wright rather than her gun. She is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter. If convicted of the most serious charge, she would face a sentence of about seven years under state guidelines, though prosecutors have said they will seek more. → Read More

Kim Potter on Daunte Wright’s death: Traffic stop ‘just went chaotic’

Former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter took the stand Friday at her manslaughter trial in the shooting death of Black motorist Daunte Wright. → Read More

Potter trial opens 2nd week with Wright autopsy details

Potter, a 26-year veteran, said she meant to draw her Taser to stop Wright after he pulled away and got back in his car as officers tried to arrest him on a warrant for a weapon charge. → Read More

GRAPHIC: Video dominates as trial starts in Daunte Wright killing

Jurors saw video from officers’ body cameras and the police car dashboard that showed Potter threatening to shoot Wright with a Taser as another officer tried to pull him out of his car. → Read More

Mostly white jury seated for Kim Potter’s trial in Daunte Wright’s death

Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, following a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. → Read More

LIVE: Jury reaches verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge against him over the August 2020 fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin. → Read More

GRAPHIC: Rittenhouse jury to resume after fresh mistrial request

Judge Bruce Schroeder did not immediately rule on the request, which stemmed from the defense team’s assertion that it received an inferior copy of a potentially critical video from prosecutors. → Read More

Jury to begin deliberations at Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial

Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial after two weeks of testimony in which prosecutors and defense attorneys painted starkly different pictures of his actions the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha. → Read More

Rittenhouse testimony: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself’

Rittenhouse, 18, is on trial on charges of killing two men and wounding a third during a chaotic protest in the summer of 2020 that was set off by the wounding of a Black man by a white Kenosha police officer. → Read More

Shooting victim says he was pointing his gun at Rittenhouse

Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, ended up getting shot and seriously wounded in the arm by Rittenhouse. Grosskreutz went into action that night after seeing Rittenhouse kill a man just feet away — the second person Rittenhouse fatally shot that night. → Read More

Prosecutor says Kyle Rittenhouse instigated Kenosha bloodshed

Prosecutor Thomas Binger described what he said were “two of the roughest nights that our community has ever seen,” when Kenosha was rocked by rioting, arson and looting over the police wounding of a Black man. → Read More

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

A federal grand jury indicted the former Minneapolis officers for allegedly depriving Floyd of his rights while acting under government authority on the day he died. → Read More

Chauvin could face decadeslong sentence in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is set to learn his fate as a Minnesota judge sentences him for murder in the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

The van in Saturday’s crash was carrying children ages 4 to 17 who belonged to the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch, a youth home operated by the Alabama Sheriffs Association. → Read More

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Minnesota prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial. → Read More