Latest Death of George Floyd News

EXPLAINER: Reluctant witness won't testify in Chauvin trial

Apr. 14, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A friend of George Floyd who was with him the night he died won't testify at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in his death, the judge overseeing the case ruled Wednesday. Derek Chauvin's defense attorney wanted to call...

Expert blames George Floyd's death on heart rhythm problem

Apr. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting several experts who said Floyd...

Slew of police reform bills headed to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk

Apr. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As Washington lawmakers began wrapping up their work on an ambitious package of police accountability legislation in the past week, reminders of the cause were not hard to come by. In Minneapolis, prosecutors were concluding their murder case against...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Dozens gather in Chicago to protest killing of Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people marched around downtown Chicago on Tuesday to express solidarity with the family of Daunte Wright, a Minnesota man fatally shot by police officer during a traffic stop. The protesters carried signs and chanted the names of Wright, George...

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Apr. 13, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department. ...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

EXPLAINER: Why is 'excited delirium' cited at Chauvin trial?

Apr. 13, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in George Floyd ’s death revisited the disputed concept of excited delirium Tuesday in an effort to show that the force Derek Chauvin used was objectively reasonable given Floyd's resistance. ...

EXPLAINER: Will ex-officer on trial for Floyd death testify?

Apr. 13, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that prosecutors have wrapped up their case against a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin and his legal team must make a decision about whether he'll testify. Doing so could help humanize Chauvin to jurors who...

Prosecutors rest their case against ex-cop in George Floyd's death after 11 days of testimony and a mountain of video

Apr. 13, 2021 10:54 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors rest their case against ex-cop in George Floyd's death after 11 days of testimony and a mountain of video.