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Lead Derek Chauvin prosecutor appointed to be state judge

Mar. 21, 2023 19:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the state's lead prosecutors who helped convict Derek Chauvin of murder in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd has been appointed as a judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota's governor announced Tuesday. Gov. Tim Walz said Matt Frank "will be a remarkable...

$9.25 million settlement announced in 2020 protest lawsuits

Mar. 20, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials announced a $9.25 million settlement Monday with hundreds of people over several lawsuits challenging the police response to the protests and civil disorder in 2020 after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Officials...

In Chicago mayor's race, 2 hopefuls reflect Democrats' split

Mar. 19, 2023 08:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before they were rivals to be Chicago’s next mayor, Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson both worked in education, though their career paths — like their views on the city's future — were very different. Vallas was CEO of Chicago Public Schools, appointed by...

Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, pleads guilty in tax case

Mar. 17, 2023 14:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the 2020 killing of George Floyd pleaded guilty Friday to two tax evasion counts, admitting that he didn't file Minnesota income taxes for two years due to “financial concerns.” Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty...

Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer serving time for George Floyd's murder, pleads guilty to tax evasion

Mar. 17, 2023 11:13 AM EDT
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer serving time for George Floyd's murder, pleads guilty to tax evasion.

Minnesota courts expand camera access to criminal trials

Mar. 15, 2023 18:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota courts will allow greater audiovisual coverage of criminal proceedings starting next year under an order filed Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court, but the rules will nonetheless remain more restrictive than those in many other states. ...

San Francisco board open to reparations with $5M payouts

Mar. 15, 2023 14:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family. These were some of the more than 100...

Washington Senate OKs bill to change police pursuit law

Mar. 09, 2023 21:11 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A contentious bill that would give police greater ability to pursue people in vehicles has narrowly passed the Senate in Washington state. Senate Bill 5352 would allow a law enforcement officer to initiate a chase if the officer has reasonable suspicion that...

Tougher riot punishments approved by legislature a 2nd time

Mar. 09, 2023 18:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature gave final approval on Thursday to more severe punishments for rioters for the second time in three years — a response to 2020 demonstrations about racial injustice that while largely peaceful at times turned violent. The...

Burlington voters consider community police oversight board

Mar. 06, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Residents of Vermont's largest city will vote Tuesday on whether to create a community police oversight board that would have the authority to discipline Burlington police officers, including the chief. Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure in 2020 following...