Latest Derek Chauvin News

Ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright lays out possible defense

Oct. 14, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former suburban Minneapolis police officer who has said she meant to use a Taser instead of a handgun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in April is laying out her potential defenses ahead of her November trial. Attorneys for former Brooklyn...

4 charged in death of man at Detroit-area mall in 2014

Oct. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four people were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, nearly eight years after the death of a Black man who was pinned to the floor by security guards at a suburban Detroit shopping mall. The Michigan attorney general’s office reopened the...

A look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racism

Oct. 12, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of Republican-backed bills in the Ohio House would restrict how the topic of racism is taught in K-12 schools as part of a conservative broadside against a 40-year-old scholarly theory more typically associated with higher education classes in college or law...

George Floyd's brother to speak in Vermont

Oct. 10, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — George Floyd’s brother will be speaking in Vermont this month about the impact on race relations of his brother's death by a police officer. Philonise Floyd will be part of a diversity speaker series at the Flynn on October 29, the Greater...

State wants leeway on sentencing rules in Daunte Wright case

Oct. 08, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking approval for a more severe penalty than what is outlined in state guidelines if a former suburban Minneapolis police officer is convicted in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is...

Florida man guilty of Chauvin lawyer threat in Floyd case

Oct. 07, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a lawyer who represented the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd. William John Hartnett made the threat in a phone call from Miami on April 6, the U.S. Department...

Woman accused of telling Black child she'd kneel on his neck

Oct. 07, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A civil rights complaint was filed against a woman accused of telling a Black child who accidentally broke her son's toy that she would “kneel on his neck" and calling him a racial slur, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said Thursday. ...

Minnesota court denies Chauvin's request for public defender

Oct. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s request to have a public defender represent him as he appeals his murder conviction and sentence in the death of George Floyd. The state's high court...

Trial starts for California cop who shot mentally ill man

Oct. 05, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys have presented competing narratives in the trial of a California police officer accused of shooting and killing a mentally ill man, alternately asking the jury to sympathize with the officer’s need to make split-second decisions or...

Fate of George Floyd pardon request now with Texas governor

Oct. 04, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas agency on Monday approved a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid. The unanimous...