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Minneapolis settles with 12 hurt in George Floyd protests

Nov. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has reached a $600,000 settlement with 12 protesters who were injured during demonstrations after the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The agreement, which also includes...

Portland, Oregon settles lawsuit over police use of tear gas

Nov. 29, 2022 19:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, has reached a $250,000 settlement to a federal lawsuit over its police bureau's use of tear gas and other crowd control devices during the racial justice protests that rocked its streets in 2020, court documents show. Under the...

Atlanta to pay $1M settlement to family of Rayshard Brooks

Nov. 21, 2022 18:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted to approve a $1 million settlement payment for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by a police officer. Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in...

States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reforms

Nov. 01, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police. More than two years later, that torrent has slowed. ...

US gathered intel on Oregon protesters, report shows

Oct. 28, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials in the Trump administration compiled extensive intelligence dossiers on people who were arrested, even for minor offenses, during Black Lives Matter protests in Oregon. Initial drafts of the dossiers even included...

1 plea, 1 alternate approach avert trial over Floyd's death

Oct. 24, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another long and painful trial over the killing of George Floyd was averted on Monday after one former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and another agreed to take a more uncommon approach and let a judge decide his fate based on the evidence in the...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Oct. 23, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

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

2 cops head to trial for aiding George Floyd's killing

Oct. 23, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death are heading to trial on state aiding and abetting counts, the third and likely final criminal proceeding in a killing that mobilized protesters worldwide against racial injustice in policing. ...

Minneapolis to pay more than $700,000 to Floyd demonstrators

Oct. 20, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will pay more than $700,000 to resolve complaints over excessive force by police during protests over the death of George Floyd. City council members on Thursday approved four separate settlements, with the largest award issued to a group...

Review slams Seattle police response to 2020 protest zone

Oct. 12, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Poor communication, deception, bad judgment and a lack of leadership contributed to tension, violence and killings in Seattle in 2020, according to a review of the city's response to racial injustice demonstrations that year. Seattle's inspector general, Lisa Judge,...