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Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd killing

May. 18, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, admitting that he intentionally helped restrain the Black man in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused...

Fort Wayne pays $100K to settle lawsuit with 12 protesters

May. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Fort Wayne has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with 12 people who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during protests two years ago, a report Tuesday said. The city provided details of the settlement to The Journal...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Kentucky attorney general files for 2023 governor's race

May. 11, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed paperwork Wednesday to enter the state's 2023 governor’s race, hoping to ride his fights against abortion and the Democratic incumbent's coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron,...

Grand jury indicts 3 Dallas area officers in 2020 protests

May. 06, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers and one from the Dallas suburb of Garland were indicted Friday for aggravated assault for their actions during the 2020 protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzo...

Orlando's first Hispanic police chief plans to retire

May. 06, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The first Hispanic police chief in the city of Orlando's history plans to retire after four years on the job and three decades with the law enforcement agency. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said Thursday in a letter to the city's mayor that he intends to...

Chauvin appeals murder conviction for killing George Floyd

Apr. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for murder in the killing of George Floyd, arguing that jurors were intimidated by the protests that followed and prejudiced by heavy pretrial publicity. Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court...

Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Apr. 27, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, using force more often on people of color and maintaining a culture where racist...

LA sheriff investigates how reporter obtained leaked video

Apr. 26, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Tuesday disputed allegations he orchestrated a cover-up of an incident where a deputy knelt on a handcuffed inmate’s head and said a Los Angeles Times reporter who used leaked documents and video to first report on the case is part of his...

Trial of 3 ex-officers in Floyd death won't be livestreamed

Apr. 26, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that the trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting George Floyd’s killing will not be livestreamed. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill, who cited the threat of COVID-19 to allow livestreaming...