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George Floyd's aunt Angela Harrelson, of Minneapolis, speaks with reporters outside the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. A Minnesota judge on Monday warned that he's likely to move the trials of four former police officers charged in Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials, attorneys and family members don't stop speaking out about the case. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Minneapolis commission to hold 2 hearings on police proposal

Jul. 1, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some members of a commission reviewing a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department expressed concern Wednesday about the fast-tracked timeline they must follow if the proposed change has any chance of getting on the November ballot. The Minneapolis Charter Commission met...

Video of the rioting, looting and arson is shown to lawmakers Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. during a hearing on the unrest that rocked the state after the death of George Floyd who died in police custody. The hearing focused on the damage and destruction of businesses. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota Senate GOP spotlights damage after Floyd's death

Jul. 1, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate opened hearings Wednesday on the unrest that rocked the state after the death of George Floyd, focusing on the destruction rather than the underlying issues of racism and policing on which Democrats have concentrated. The hearings will help...

In this July 8, 2010, file photo, Wanda Johnson, center, mother of Oscar Grant, who was killed by transit officer Johannes Mehserle, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. As videos and stories of Black people being killed at the hands of police officers make the rounds online, many Americans have been called to protest racial injustice in recent weeks. For many Black Americans, those videos are also contributing to a sense of grief and pain. Psychologists call it racial trauma, the distress experienced because of the accumulation of racial discrimination, racial violence or institutional racism. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Images of brutality against Black people spur racial trauma

Jun. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

Since Wanda Johnson’s son was shot and killed by a police officer in Oakland, California, 11 years ago, she has watched video after video of similar encounters between Black people and police. Each time, she finds herself reliving the trauma of losing her son, Oscar Grant, who was shot to death by a...

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. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge warns of possible move of trial in George Floyd death

Jun. 29, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Monday warned that he's likely to move the trials of four former police officers charged in George Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials, attorneys and family members don't stop speaking out about the case. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill stopped...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Minneapolis Police Department Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo, speaks in Minneapolis. Minneapolis City Council is voting Friday, June 26, 2020, on a proposal to do away with the city's police department and create a new community safety and violence prevention department. While the majority of City Council members have said they would support dismantling the police department after the death of George Floyd, the ultimate decision to amend the city charter would go before voters in November. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP File)

Minneapolis police chief, mayor launching policy changes

Jun. 28, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police chief and mayor on Sunday began their push for sweeping policy changes with a new rule that prevents officers involved in using deadly force from reviewing body camera footage before completing an initial police report. The new standards come after a proposal by...

FBI investigates noose in Minnesota firefighter's locker

Jun. 27, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after officials in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington said Saturday that a piece of rope resembling a noose was found in a Black firefighter’s locker. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith told The Associated Press that the investigation is in its initial...

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. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge rejects cameras for ex-cops' hearings in Floyd death

Jun. 26, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Friday rejected allowing cameras in the court for pretrial proceedings of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. News media organizations as well as defense attorneys had requested the audio and visual recordings. But Hennepin...

FILE - in this June 1, 2020 file photo, an emotional Terrence Floyd, second from right, is comforted as he sits at the spot at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn., where his brother George Floyd, encountered police and died while in their custody. The Minneapolis City Council is voting Friday, June 26, 2020, on a proposal to do away with the city's police department and create a new community safety and violence prevention department. While the majority of City Council members have said they would support dismantling the police department after the death of George Floyd, the ultimate decision to amend the city charter would go before voters in November.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews File)

Plan advances to allow dismantling Minneapolis Police Dept.

Jun. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that...

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses the media, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Minneapolis. The press conference follows the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in police custody after video shared online by a bystander showed former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Funding for key Minneapolis police initiative falls through

Jun. 26, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Funding for a key Minneapolis Police Department accountability initiative after the death of George Floyd has fallen through, officials confirmed Thursday, meaning potential delays as the city scrambles to find another source for the money. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced June...

Minneapolis City Council has advanced a plan to dismantle the city police department following George Floyd’s death

Jun. 26, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis City Council has advanced a plan to dismantle the city police department following George Floyd’s death.