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In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...

Ex-Indiana jailer gets probation for driving into protesters

Sep. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana jail officer accused of driving into a group of people in 2020 as they were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been sentenced to probation. A Howard County judge sentenced Christa Redman, 34, on Wednesday to six...

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd's death

Sep. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was...

Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd

Sep. 21, 2022 10:11 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane gets 3 years as part of plea deal for manslaughter charge in killing of George Floyd.

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002. Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at risk Legislators must protect wind, boost natural gas Those of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the...

Minnesota high court to hear debate on cameras in courtroom

Sep. 16, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether to permanently allow cameras in the courtroom, following trials by ex-police officers Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter that were watched by millions of people around the world. An advisory committee of...

Texas board denies posthumous pardon for George Floyd

Sep. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas board on Thursday declined a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid. The Texas Board of Pardons and...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant gets life in deputy's killing

Aug. 26, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant who was linked to an anti-government extremist movement and in 2020 attacked law enforcement officials amid protests over the killing of George Floyd has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the killing of a Northern California...

Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing

Aug. 25, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd's killing may be held under less restrictive conditions. Chauvin was...

Iowa council member countersues police over protest arrest

Aug. 17, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who took the unusual step earlier this year of suing several people who participated in a 2020 protest following a Minneapolis officer's killing of George Floyd. Councilwoman Indira Sheumaker's...