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FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo, Carter Sims, 3, of Pine Island, Minn., runs past a mural at the George Floyd memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis.  A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor.  The City Council approved the naming Friday, Sept. 18, and Mayor Jacob Frey’s office said he would likely sign off on it as well.  (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

Sep. 19, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. Although the street will still be called Chicago Avenue, the city will refer to the blocks between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr. Place, the Star...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The trial of the four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd is expected to generate massive public interest when it begins in March. Supporters of audio and visual coverage of the trials say the high-profile nature of Floyd's death and recent courtroom restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic make this the right time to allow cameras in court.(Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd case

Sep. 19, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death will generate massive public interest when it begins in March, but as it stands, most people who want to watch the proceedings will be out of luck. The judge overseeing the case has yet to decide whether...

Special prosecutor Fred Franklin announces charges in the shooting death of James Scurlock during a press conference at the Omaha city council legislative chambers on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

New evidence key to charges in Nebraska protester's death

Sep. 16, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — This week's decision to charge a white bar owner who fatally shot a Black man during a chaotic night of protests in downtown Omaha months after the shooting was deemed self-defense highlights how difficult it can be to sort out these cases. The key difference in the Omaha case is that...

Scurlock family attorney Justin Wayne and members of the Scurlock family, including James Scurlock II, right, talk about special prosecutor Fred Franklin announcing charges in the shooting death of James Scurlock on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Grand jury charges Nebraska bar owner in protester's death

Sep. 16, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white business owner who fatally shot a Black man during civil unrest in downtown Omaha this spring has been charged with manslaughter and other charges. A grand jury announced its decision Tuesday in the May 30 shooting of 22-year-old James Scurlock on Tuesday. Douglas County Attorney...

Protesters hold a die-in outside the Hennepin County Family Justice Center where four former Minneapolis police officers appeared at a hearing Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Minneapolis. The officers are charged in the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in May. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Prosecutors: Chauvin used neck restraints in past arrests

Sep. 11, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white police officer accused in the death of George Floyd had used neck or head and upper body restraints seven times before, including four incidents in which prosecutors say he went too far, according to prosecution documents released Friday in the case against four former...

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. Minneapolis adopted a policy in 2016 requiring officers to intervene when colleagues are using inappropriate force. Yet three other officers at the scene failed to stop 19-year police veteran Derek Chauvin when he put his knee on Floyd's neck despite Floyd's cries that he couldn't breathe. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Lawyers for ex-cops raise Floyd's history of crime, drug use

Sep. 10, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd’s past crimes and history of drug use, calling him an ex-con and “evident danger to the community.” Another is seizing on Floyd’s medical issues and...

Lawyer: Medical workers improperly accessed Floyd's records

Sep. 9, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of George Floyd have been notified that multiple employees of a Minneapolis healthcare system have improperly accessed the man's medical records sometime in the last 30 days, an attorney for the family said. Attorney Antonio Romanucci told KARE 11 that family members...

FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead speaks during a media availability for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Armstead is making the most of his media obligations this season by using that time to highlight issues of social justice that are important to him. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

49ers' Arik Armstead uses platform to promote social issues

Sep. 9, 2020 3:10 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Arik Armstead sat down at the podium and had a message before he would answer any questions about playing defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. Armstead gave a brief speech about hate crimes, challenging people to take steps to reduce prejudice against various minority...

Prosecutors to seek stiff penalties for cops in Floyd death

Aug. 28, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the case against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd intend to seek stiff sentences if the men are convicted, saying in court documents filed Friday that Floyd was vulnerable as he was handcuffed with his chest pressed against...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, fans cheer in U.S. Bank Stadium during the second half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance. With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now. The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13, 2020, and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Vikes end stadium practice with statement for social justice

Aug. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings won't have fans at their first two home games, if not for the entire year, the jarring result of the global pandemic that has turned 2020 upside down. Still, they'll try to keep U.S. Bank Stadium as much of an advantage for them as possible. The Vikings took their...