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Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 29, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

Man who took Molotov cocktails to Floyd protest sentenced

Jun. 24, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who took three Molotov cocktails to a demonstration to protest the killing of George Floyd, and who shouted “kill the police,” has avoided any additional prison time. Vincent Eovacious, 20, of Worcester, was sentenced by a federal...

Man who torched Chicago police SUV sentenced to 34 months

Jun. 22, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Chicago man to nearly three years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to setting a police SUV on fire while wearing a Joker mask during widespread May 2020 demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. U.S. District...

Feds want 25 years for Chauvin for violating Floyd's rights

Jun. 22, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to sentence a former Minneapolis officer to 25 years for violating the rights of George Floyd, saying Derek Chauvin's actions were cold-blooded and needless as he knelt on the Black man's neck while Floyd repeatedly said he...

Man gets prison for Vegas police SUV fire amid 2020 protests

Jun. 22, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first of three men who have admitted setting fire to a Las Vegas police vehicle during a May 2020 racial injustice street protest was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison by a U.S. judge who said he was giving him a "do-over” to reset his life. ...

Black man wrestled to ground, jailed after traffic stop

Jun. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

A Black man from Mississippi is appealing his conviction on charges stemming from a traffic stop in North Carolina in 2020 in which a white National Park Service officer forced him to the ground for not putting his hands behind his back to be frisked. Marvin Minor was sentenced to...

Court rules Minneapolis mayor failed to hire more police

Jun. 21, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the mayor of Minneapolis hasn't met a legal duty to hire more police officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so. In a Monday ruling, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said Mayor Jacob Frey has a “clear legal duty” under...

Judge resets trial to Oct. 24 for 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rescheduled the state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s killing to Oct. 24 to resolve dueling requests for a new trial date after the state sought to start it as soon as this summer while a defense lawyer asked to delay it...

Judge to hear requests to reset trial for 2 in Floyd killing

Jun. 20, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors and a defense attorney for one of two former Minneapolis police officers who still face a state trial in George Floyd’s killing have made dueling requests for a new trial date, with the state hoping to have a trial as soon as this summer, while a defense...