Latest Derek Chauvin News

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

Key Wisconsin policing use of force bill in jeopardy

Jun. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill that would set a statewide use of force policy for police in Wisconsin, and offer protections for officers who report abuses, was in jeopardy in the state Assembly on Wednesday despite winning broad bipartisan support in the Senate. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

DA eyes Floyd case expert for Nashville officer's trial

Jun. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee who are preparing for the first-degree murder trial of a Nashville police officer next month may try to call a law enforcement expert witness who served similarly in the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. ...

Protester sues police, city for injuries from gas grenade

Jun. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman who says she was seriously injured when a tear gas grenade struck her head last year during a protest after the killing of George Floyd is suing New Orleans police and city officials. Katharine Archer’s federal suit says she needed 12...

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to...

The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, arts

Jun. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “penetrating and historically insightful columns” about the process of dismantling...

Law enforcement struggles to recruit since killing of Floyd

Jun. 11, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop. And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities...

Bernice King: Racial justice activism must focus on strategy

Jun. 10, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s youngest daughter said she's afraid American society is unraveling, telling a Christian radio network on Thursday that "I don’t know what’s going to happen ultimately to democracy." But Dr. Bernice King also said she...