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Nov 30, 2023

Minneapolis stores where Floyd was killed sue city

MINNEAPOLIS — Several stores at the location where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in 2020 have sued the city, accusing it of neglecting the area and hurting business. The lawsuit, filed in mid-November in state court, also names Mayor Jacob Frey and other officials and accuses the city of not properly policing the […]

Nov 21, 2023

SCOTUS rejects Chauvin’s appeal in Floyd’s murder

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin ‘s appeal of his conviction for second-degree murder in the killing of George Floyd. The justices did not comment in leaving in place state court rulings affirming Chauvin’s conviction and 22½-year sentence. Chauvin’s lawyers argued that their client was denied a […]

Aug 29, 2023

Denver to pay $4.7M to settle claims over protests

DENVER (AP) — Denver will pay $4.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged that protesters were unjustly targeted for violating the city's curfew during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in 2020. City councilors unanimously agreed to the deal Monday without any debate. The lawsuit alleged that the city directed police to only enforce the emergency 8 p.m. curfew agains[...]

Aug 7, 2023

Ex-officer faces sentencing on state charge in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS — The last former Minneapolis police officer to face sentencing in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd is expected to learn Monday whether he'll spend any additional time in prison. Tou Thao has said he merely served as a "human traffic cone" in 2020 when he held back the crowd as former Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes [...]

Jul 21, 2023

Chauvin to ask US Supreme Court to review conviction in Floyd murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin says they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his second-degree murder conviction in George Floyd's killing. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday denied without comment Chauvin's petition for his case to be heard, maintaining his conviction and 22 1/2-year sentence. Chauvin's attorney said Wednesday the most[...]

May 18, 2023

Man who witnessed George Floyd murder by police suing Minneapolis over officers’ actions

One of the most vocal bystanders as a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd three years ago is suing the city, alleging he was assaulted and suffered emotional distress as he witnessed the handcuffed Black man beg for his life, go limp and stop breathing. Donald Williams of Minneapolis filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hennepin […]

Mar 23, 2023

Lead Derek Chauvin prosecutor appointed to be state judge

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. Gov. Tim Walz said Matt Frank “will be a remarkable judge who will approach this position with the […]

May 26, 2021

Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a death captured on wrenching bystander video that galvanized the racial justice movement and continues to bring calls for change. Floyd’s sister […]

Jun 4, 2020

Police officers destroy medical station near protest

Police officers in North Carolina stomped on water bottles and destroyed medical supplies at a station set up to aid demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. Video taken by the Asheville Citizen Times shows Asheville police officers in riot gear and holding shields forming a protective circle around other officers who are stomping on […]

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