Tag Archives: Minneapolis

TODAY: Trial Begins For Three Other Cops In Floyd Case

The Associated Press reports: The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights as Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to the street is expected to begin Monday with opening statements, after a jury of 18 people was swiftly picked last week. J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are broadly charged …

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Cop Found Guilty In Taser/Gun Shooting Of Black Man

CNN reports: Kim Potter has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter charges for fatally shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic-stop-turned-arrest on April 11, 2021. Jurors deliberated for about 27 hours over the course of four days. Potter, 49, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. She took the stand and testified before the jury, breaking down in …

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Chauvin To Plead Guilty In Floyd Civil Rights Case

The Associated Press reports: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd ’s civil rights, according to a notice sent out Monday by the court’s electronic filing system. The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea …

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Minneapolis Mayor Wins Reelection In Second Round

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Incumbent Jacob Frey has been re-elected as mayor of Minneapolis. Minneapolis election officials announced Frey as the winner Wednesday afternoon. According to the Associated Press, Frey secured 56% of the vote, with Kate Knuth getting 44% of the vote. Following the first-round ballot tabulations Tuesday evening, Frey did not have enough votes to be declared …

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Minneapolis Voters Reject Measure To Overhaul Police

CNN reports: Voters in the city rejected a ballot measure to overhaul policing drafted amid the national fury over George Floyd’s murder by a police officer but that went to voters as rising concerns about gun violence drained energy from the protest movement that had launched it. CNN on Tuesday projected that Minneapolis Question 2 had failed, effectively ending a …

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Far-Right Boogaloo Boi Admits Posing As BLM Activist While Shooting At Police Station During Floyd Protest

Minnesota Public Radio reports: A man who had been part of a far-right group that wants to foment a civil war admitted in federal court Thursday he traveled to Minneapolis from the San Antonio area to sow chaos after the police murder of George Floyd. Ivan Harrison Hunter, 24, of Boerne, Texas, pleaded guilty to a single count of rioting. …

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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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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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DOJ May Charge Derek Chauvin Over Brutal 2017 Arrest

ABC News reports: Late last year, as a team of Minnesota state prosecutors was preparing for the trial that would ultimately convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, they received a series of videos depicting Chauvin’s handling of another case three years earlier that by their own description shocked them. The videos, from Sept. 4, 2017, …

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DOJ Announces Probe Into Minneapolis Police Dept

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a sweeping investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a “pattern and practice” of illegal conduct, according to a source familiar with the inquiry. The investigation, coming one day after ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s murder and manslaughter conviction, will seek to establish whether the state’s largest police department …

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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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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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Minneapolis Braces For Verdict In Chauvin Trial [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Thousands of armed Guard members in fatigues are stationed on street corners — in front of libraries, laundromats, pharmacies, restaurants, office buildings and grocery stores. Businesses have boarded up windows, public buildings are surrounded by razor wire and for several nights last week curfews forced Twin Cities residents indoors after dark. Some residents and business …

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TODAY: Closing Arguments In Derek Chauvin Trial

NPR reports: Monday marks the beginning of the end in regards to the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd last year by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes. The defense and prosecution have each rested their cases and both sides are set to deliver their closing arguments Monday. …

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Derek Chauvin Invokes The Fifth, Will Not Testify

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Derek Chauvin said in court Thursday that he will not testify in his murder trial. “I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege” to not risk making any self-incriminating statements in Hennepin County District Court, where he is charged with killing George Floyd. District Judge Peter Cahill has said it’s his intention, once the defense rests, for …

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Defense “Expert Witness” Claims Exhaust From Police Car May Have Contributed To George Floyd’s Death

The Daily Beast reports: A former medical examiner testifying in former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has raised the bizarre theory that exhaust from the police car may have contributed to George Floyd’s death. Dr. David Fowler, a defense witness, wheeled out studies that showed people can die of carbon monoxide poisoning in open spaces, and that people with …

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Minneapolis Rocked By Second Night Of Unrest [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: By shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police began to warn demonstrators, who still numbered in the hundreds, that they were in violation of curfew. Authorities fired multiple rounds of tear gas, along with rubber bullets and flash grenades. Protesters dispersed from areas hit by tear gas were regrouping and retaliating by throwing water bottles and launching …

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LIVE VIDEO: Police Chief Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Minneapolis’s Fox News affiliate reports: Prosecutors are expected to call Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to the stand Monday as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, enters its second week. Opening statements in the trial took place on Monday, March 29. Over the next five days, the state called …

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