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Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's death?

Jan. 19, 2022 21:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring. Thomas Lane and J. Kueng...

Judge won't expand media access for 3 ex-officers' trial

Jan. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by a coalition of media groups for greater access to the civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson said the trial will go forward...

Trial of man accused of killing Iowa trooper to be moved

Jan. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EST

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — The trial for a man charged with killing an Iowa State Patrol trooper will be moved out of Grundy County but a new location for the trial has not been determined. Prosecutors did not resist a defense request for a change of venue for the trial of...

3 cops face complex federal trial in George Floyd's death

Jan. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers who were with Derek Chauvin when he pinned George Floyd to the street is expected to be complex as prosecutors try to prove each officer willingly violated the Black man’s constitutional rights. ...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and death

Jan. 19, 2022 17:50 PM EST

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

July trial set for Kentucky man charged in Indiana killing

Jan. 19, 2022 15:34 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge set a July trial Wednesday for a Kentucky man charged in the 2018 slaying of a Terre Haute man. Vigo Superior Court Judge John Roach ordered Zavius E. King, 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, held without bond and set his jury trial for July 11. ...

EXPLAINER: The federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd death

Jan. 19, 2022 15:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's death face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection begins Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou...

June 13 date set for state trial for 3 cops in Floyd's death

Jan. 19, 2022 14:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state court trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been rescheduled for June 13, after both the defense and prosecutors requested a postponement. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao face charges of aiding and...

Judge dismisses old sex assault case after death of suspect

Jan. 19, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has dismissed a decades-old sexual assault case against a Florida man nearly a month after the suspect died at his home, but prosecutors want to make sure the case isn't removed from the public record. On Tuesday, Vermont Superior Court Judge...

Security for Arbery death trial cost taxpayers $1.08 million

Jan. 19, 2022 10:27 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery cost local taxpayers $1.08 million for security and other expenses related to the high-profile case, which sometimes drew large crowds to the courthouse but resulted in no violence. Commissioners...