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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...

FILE - This June 3, 2020 file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin posted bail on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, and was released from prison, according to court documents. Chauvin posted a $1 million bond, and the Department of Corrections confirmed he was no longer in custody at the state's facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained pending trial. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on $1M bond

Oct. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday and was released from state prison, leading Minnesota's governor to activate the National Guard to help keep the peace in the event of protests. According to court documents,...

Second night of protests over release of Floyd officer

Oct. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Demonstrators hit the streets for a second night Thursday in the Twin Cities to protest the release of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd last May. The rallies in St. Paul and Minneapolis followed a march Wednesday night in south Minneapolis during...

Protesters block an intersection in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, after Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, posted bail and was released from prison. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

51 protesters arrested after officer in Floyd death released

Oct. 8, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifty-one people were arrested during protests Wednesday after a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd was released on bail. Derek Chauvin had been in custody in a Minnesota prison as he awaits a March trial on charges of murder and other counts. He was...

Derek Chauvin, ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death, posts $1 million bond to leave Minnesota prison

Oct. 7, 2020 1:38 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin, ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd's death, posts $1 million bond to leave Minnesota prison.

Lawyer: Unruly crowd warrants venue change in Floyd case

Oct. 1, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd on Thursday reiterated his request for the trial to be moved, saying the defendants and lawyers were harassed and threatened by protesters after a September hearing in the case. Tom...