Latest Death of George Floyd News

Man sentenced for throwing concrete at police car at protest

Dec. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who threw concrete at a police vehicle and injured an officer amid last year’s protests over the murder of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison. George Allen, 31, will also have to serve three...

Local leaders learn to manage strife over race, other issues

Nov. 30, 2021 18:47 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In addition to preparing for snow storms or the new school year, Connecticut municipal leaders were urged Tuesday to ready their communities for a different type of challenge: how to manage conflicts over race, gender identity, religion and national origin. ...

Civil trial in Floyd case on pace for January jury selection

Nov. 30, 2021 17:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal civil rights trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers indicted in the killing of George Floyd is on track to begin in January, according to a judge's letter. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson earlier this month mailed out jury...

Ex-New Haven officer 1st to be barred for general misconduct

Nov. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn (AP) — A former New Haven police officer has become the first officer in Connecticut to be permanently barred from law enforcement for “general misconduct” under the state's 2020 police accountability law that was passed in the wake of the George Floyd killing in...

Nonprofit to redevelop bank damaged during Floyd protests

Nov. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. The 2.4-acre U.S. Bank site,...

UNL leaders announce anti-racism, improved diversity plan

Nov. 17, 2021 15:45 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Leaders of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a plan Wednesday to boost inclusion and fight racism. The plan includes providing regular anti-racist teaching seminars, reviewing the university's current hiring processes in the context of...

Ellison, who led Chauvin prosecution, seeks 2nd term as AG

Nov. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled a team of attorneys in...

Residents seek role in federal probe into Minneapolis police

Nov. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terrance Jackson remembers driving down Lake Street in 2002 when he saw police arresting his cousin for driving with an invalid license. When he pulled over and offered to take his cousin's car home to keep it from being towed, things went badly. One...

Court panel reconvenes in January on video trial coverage

Nov. 12, 2021 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court advisory committee will take a closer look in January at key issues in whether to allow more video coverage of criminal trial proceedings in Minnesota, the head of the panel said Friday. Ramsey County Judge Richard Kyle Jr. laid out the...

George Floyd biography to be published in May 2022

Nov. 10, 2021 08:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Washington Post reporters are working on a biography of George Floyd, from his family history in the tobacco fields of North Carolina to his murder last year in Minneapolis by a white police officer. Viking announced Wednesday that “His Name Is...