Prosecution explores George Floyd’s ‘spark of life’ testimony in Derek Chauvin trial – National

Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death put one of Floyd’s brothers on the witness stand Monday in a further effort to humanize him for the jury and counter the defence narrative that Floyd was at least partially responsible for his own death due to his use of illegal […]

George Floyd died due to low oxygen, not drug overdose, another expert testifies – National

A forensic pathologist testified on Friday that the sheer volume of videos of George Floyd‘s arrest helped confirm the finding that asphyxiation by police caused his death, and not an opioid overdose, as argued by lawyers for the former Minneapolis officer on trial for his murder. Dr. Lindsey Thomas said she agreed with the […]

George Floyd died of lack of oxygen, medical expert says – National

George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, a medical expert testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Thursday, emphatically rejecting the defence theory that Floyd’s drug use and underlying health problems were what killed him. “A healthy person subjected to […]

Derek Chauvin didn’t take knee off George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes, expert says – National

Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial. Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department […]

George Floyd’s heart had stopped when he arrived at hospital, doctor says – National

The emergency room doctor who pronounced George Floyd dead after trying to resuscitate him testified Monday that he theorized at the time that Floyd’s heart most likely stopped because he didn’t get enough oxygen. Dr. Bradford Langenfeld, who was a senior resident on duty that night at Hennepin County Medical Center, took the stand […]

‘I’m sorry’: George Floyd pleads with officers in body-cam video shown at trial – National

George Floyd’s struggle with three police officers trying to arrest him, seen on body-camera video, included Floyd’s panicky cries of “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” and “I’m claustrophobic!” as the officers tried to push Floyd into the back of a police SUV. At one point, Floyd bucks forward, throwing his upper body out of the […]

A look at the key players in trial of ex-police officer charged in George Floyd’s death – National

Opening statements are set for Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd‘s death. Derek Chauvin‘s trial is expected to last about four weeks and it will be streamed online. Floyd, who was Black, was declared dead on May 25 after Chauvin, who is […]

George Floyd case: Jury selection begins in trial of Derek Chauvin

The fate of a former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe will be decided by 12 Hennepin County residents picked after extensive grilling about their views on police and the justice system. Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Derek […]

Minneapolis to increase security for trial of officer charged in George Floyd’s death – National

National Guard troops and hundreds of law enforcement officers will converge on the Minneapolis area during the upcoming trial of the former police officer charged in George Floyd‘s death, and authorities said Wednesday they hope months of planning will help prevent a repeat of last year’s violent unrest. Leaders from Minneapolis and local and […]

Illinois officer who shot, killed Black man fired from police force – National

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a Black man who was a passenger in a vehicle and wounded the Black female driver has been fired, the department’s officials announced late Friday. In a brief statement, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said the unidentified officer committed “multiple policy and procedure […]