Latest George Floyd News

Jury selection begins in federal trial over Floyd's killing

Jan. 20, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's constitutional rights in his killing, with the judge dismissing several people who said they could not be impartial. ...

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jan. 20, 2022 11:49 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection began Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Jan. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statue case

Jan. 19, 2022 21:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond residents living near the site where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stood for more than a century have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by the Supreme Court of Virginia that let state officials remove the towering monument. ...

Judge won't expand media access for 3 ex-officers' trial

Jan. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by a coalition of media groups for greater access to the civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson said the trial will go forward...

3 cops face complex federal trial in George Floyd's death

Jan. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who were with Derek Chauvin when he pinned George Floyd to the street is expected to be complex as prosecutors try to prove each officer willingly violated the Black man’s constitutional rights. ...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and death

Jan. 19, 2022 17:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

EXPLAINER: The federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd death

Jan. 19, 2022 15:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's death face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection begins Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou...

June 13 date set for state trial for 3 cops in Floyd's death

Jan. 19, 2022 14:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been rescheduled for June 13, after both the defense and prosecutors requested a postponement. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao face charges of aiding and...

Media groups protest restrictions for 3 ex-officers' trial

Jan. 18, 2022 20:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citing the risks of the pandemic, U.S....