Tag Archives: George Floyd

NYPD Seeks Man Who Vandalized George Floyd Statue

The New York Daily News reports: A skateboarding vandal was caught on video released Monday tossing paint on the George Floyd statue in Union Square. The incident happened 10:15 a.m. Sunday, with the suspect riding up to the statue, slinging paint from a can, then casually skateboarding away, the video shows. It was the second time the memorial was vandalized. …

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Derek Chauvin To Appeal Conviction And Sentence

The Associated Press reports: The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his discretion or erred during several key points in the case, according to documents filed Thursday. Derek Chauvin said he intends to appeal on 14 grounds. Among them, he claims Judge Peter Cahill …

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Axios: Fewer Americans Seek To Evade Jury Duty

Axios reports: Fewer Americans are trying to get out of jury duty, and legal experts say this may reflect people’s growing desire to combat systemic racism. Jury consultant Jason Bloom tells Axios that, historically, as many as one in four U.S. adults who are called for jury duty seek to be excused, citing hardships. But now, that number has shrunk …

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REPORT: Chauvin Near Plea Deal On Federal Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Sources tell WCCO that, as part of the plea, Chauvin could get a 20- to 25-year sentence, which he would serve at the same time as the state sentence, and that he would serve his time in federal not state prison. If convicted in federal court, Chauvin could face life in prison. Former Hennepin County …

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BREAKING: Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years

CNN reports: Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison in the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Prosecutors had asked for a 30 year sentence, and Chauvin’s attorney asked for probation and time served. Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Technically, Chauvin faced up …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sentencing Of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin

CNBC reports: A Minnesota judge Friday rejected a request for a new trial for former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. The denial came just hours before the judge is due to sentence Chauvin for the murder of Floyd. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, in an order, wrote that Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson had failed to …

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White Supremacists Deface NYC George Floyd Statue

The Daily Beast reports: A statue honoring George Floyd in Brooklyn was vandalized with black spray paint and the name of a white supremacist group, Patriot Front, on Thursday morning. The statue’s unveiling took place less than a week ago on Juneteenth, with Floyd’s brother Terence in attendance. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said it was investigating the incident, …

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Charges Dropped For Trucker Who Drove Into Protesters

Law & Crime reports: A truck driver who drove his rig through a large crowd of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd on a Minnesota highway last summer will no longer face criminal charges, provided he does not get into trouble with the law for the next year. Bogdan Vechirko, 36, and prosecutors in Hennepin County reached a deal—called …

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Teen Who Filmed Floyd Murder Gets Special Pulitzer

ABC News reports: The Pulitzer Prizes recognize some of the year’s most important journalism. This year, someone who isn’t a professional journalist, but whose actions had as much impact as any, is among those being honored. Darnella Frazier, who filmed the death of George Floyd, received a special citation, Aminda Marqués González, co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, announced Friday. …

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Grand Jury Indicts Derek Chauvin, Three Other Ex-Cops On Civil Rights Charges Over Murder Of George Floyd

The Associated Press reports: A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday. The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and …

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MA Police Dept Apologizes For Anti-George Floyd Post

The Fall River Herald-News reports: The Fall River Police Department posted and then deleted a post on Facebook appearing to criticize George Floyd, a Black man whose death at the hands of a police officer sparked massive protests last year and whose killer was convicted of murder yesterday. The post was a screenshot of a tweet that read, “Chauvin immediately …

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Radio Host Fired For Racist Tweet On Chauvin Verdict

The Omaha Herald-Leader reports: Omaha radio personality Chris Baker was fired Wednesday after posting an offensive tweet about the Derek Chauvin verdict. C. Taylor Walet III, area president/Nebraska for iHeartRadio, said Wednesday that Baker had been fired from KFAB that afternoon and that a statement would be forthcoming. Baker did not appear on air Wednesday, and his Twitter account had …

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Maxine Waters: “I’m Not Celebrating, I’m Relieved”

ABC News reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she was relieved when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday. “Someone said it better than me: I’m not celebrating. I’m relieved,” Waters told reporters after the verdict was read. Waters had been on the receiving end of intense backlash from Republicans following remarks she …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Responds To Derek Chauvin Verdict

NPR reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. He said he believed the case, which had gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, was “overwhelming.” Biden told reporters he was only weighing in on the trial into the death …

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NBA Praises Chauvin Verdict: Justice Has Been Served

“George Floyd’s murder was a flash point for how we look at race and justice inner county, and we are pleased that justice appears to have been served. But we also recognize that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association, together with our newly-formed Social Justice Coalition, will redouble …

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BREAKING: Derek Chauvin GUILTY On All Charges

Reuters reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd. The verdicts come one day after the jury began deliberations. Chauvin, 45, faced three charges in connection with the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. The charges included second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Verdict Announced In Derek Chauvin Trial

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Jurors have reached verdicts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death last year. The verdict will be announced in open court between 3:30 and 4 p.m. CDT. Jurors, who were sequestered, reached their decision after hearing …

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BREAKING: Verdict Reached In Trial Of Derek Chauvin

NBC News reports: The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The verdict will be read in open court between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. local time. The panel of seven women and five men began deliberating Monday after …

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Biden: Case Against Derek Chauvin Is “Overwhelming”

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told reporters that he was only weighing in on the trial …

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Jury Begins Deliberations In Derek Chauvin Trial

CBS News reports: The jury has begun deliberations following closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. The trial is nearing its end after more than 13 days of sometimes tense and emotional testimony at the heavily secured Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. Judge Peter Cahill sent the …

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