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Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Nov. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson for helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd. According to an indictment, Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples, went to the...

Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

Nov. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife, citing the possibility of fraud. Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman did not discuss motives for the divorce in her October decision to reject an...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding courtroom access in the George Floyd case: Although Minnesota prosecutors are unhappy about the change, Minnesotans should applaud a recent judicial decision to allow...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd, want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP,  File)

Prosecutors want 2017 arrest of teen in Floyd death trial

Nov. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. Assistant...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, top row from left, Derek Chauvin, and J. Alexander Kueng, bottom row from left, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A judge on Thursday, Nov. 5 declined defense requests to move the trial of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, and also ruled that all four would be tried in a single proceeding. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Judge rejects moving trial of ex-officers in Floyd's death

Nov. 5, 2020 3:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, and also ordered that all four will be tried together instead of separately. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled after defense attorneys had...

FILE - This combination of June 3, 2020, file photos, provided by the Hennepin County, Minn.m, Sheriff's Office, shows, from left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A Minnesota judge on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains. The judge also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against the three other former officers, Lane, Kueng and Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death

Oct. 22, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, saying there was not enough probable cause for that count to proceed to trial. The more serious second-degree murder charge...

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

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. Prosecutors have offered additional explanation about why they believe longer sentences should be given if the four former Minneapolis police officers are convicted in the death of George Floyd. In a court filing Monday, Oct. 12 in Hennepin County, prosecutors said the position of trust the officers held and Floyd's vulnerability are two reasons why the men, if convicted, should receive longer sentences than guidelines recommend.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge rejects request to delay access to Floyd case filings

Oct. 15, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Thursday rejected prosecutors' request to put a 48-hour hold on filings in the criminal cases of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said a natural lag in the court filing system gives prosecutors...

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. Prosecutors have offered additional explanation about why they believe longer sentences should be given if the four former Minneapolis police officers are convicted in the death of George Floyd. In a court filing Monday, Oct. 12 in Hennepin County, prosecutors said the position of trust the officers held and Floyd's vulnerability are two reasons why the men, if convicted, should receive longer sentences than guidelines recommend.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors in Floyd case ask for 2-day sealing of documents

Oct. 13, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case against four former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd are asking a Minnesota judge to restrict public access to new court filings for two days so the opposing side has a chance to ask for that information to be sealed. In their request,...

Cortez Rice, 31, of Minneapolis, cries as he calls for justice during a protest outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis, in response to former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, posted bond and was released from jail a day earlier. Rice says Floyd was his uncle, related by loyalty, not blood. Rice says he marched to Washington, D.C., to call for justice for Floyd, encountering racist incidents along the way. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Judge lets ex-cop charged in Floyd's death live out of state

Oct. 9, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge cited safety concerns as he issued new conditions of release for an ex-Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd that would allow him to live in a neighboring state while he awaits trial. Derek Chauvin posted $1 million bond on Wednesday and was...