Daunte Wright: Protests continue after police resignations, decision on charges looms – National

Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd. Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter and […]

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 […]

Minneapolis officer who shot Daunte Wright meant to user Taser, chief says – National

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension […]

Judge in George Floyd case won’t sequester jury after fatal police shooting – National

The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defence request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came from the attorney for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Defence attorney […]

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 […]

Firefighter who said she was stopped from helping George Floyd returns to stand – National

A Minneapolis firefighter who voiced frustration at being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand Wednesday in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd’s death. Genevieve Hansen, one of several bystanders seen and heard shouting at Derek Chauvin as he pinned Floyd facedown outside […]

Video of George Floyd’s arrest may appear early in trial against Derek Chauvin – National

A former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial Monday in George Floyd’s death, and jurors may not wait long to see parts of the bystander video that caught Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, sparking waves of outrage and activism across the U.S. and beyond. Prosecutors have not said when they will play 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 […]

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 […]

George Floyd: Minneapolis to shift $8M from police, backtracks on staffing cuts – National

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other services — but will keep the mayor’s targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact in hopes of averting a possible veto. Mayor Jacob Frey, who had threatened to veto […]