Latest Death of George Floyd News

2 more charged in killing of ex-Indiana U. football player

Jun. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more people were arrested Thursday in the death of a former Indiana University football player who was gunned down during unrest in Indianapolis last year following the death of George Floyd, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Alijah Jones,...

Students pulled from car by Atlanta police sue city

Jun. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death, a lawsuit filed Thursday says. The federal lawsuit by Taniyah...

700-pound George Floyd statue unveiled at Newark City Hall

Jun. 17, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A new statue of George Floyd was unveiled at Newark's City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Ras Baraka along with actor and filmmaker Leon Pickney, who commissioned the statue, and artist Stanley Watts unveiled the 700-pound bronze statue...

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

Black scholar Earl Lewis on the Floyd murder and reparations

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

Reparations, Earl Lewis says, are not about the past. Rather, they are very much about the present, says the founding director of the University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions. Earlier this year, he notes, Evanston, Illinois, became the first U.S. city to pay...

DA eyes Floyd case expert for Nashville officer's trial

Jun. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee who are preparing for the first-degree murder trial of a Nashville police officer next month may try to call a law enforcement expert witness who served similarly in the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. ...

Protester sues police, city for injuries from gas grenade

Jun. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman who says she was seriously injured when a tear gas grenade struck her head last year during a protest after the killing of George Floyd is suing New Orleans police and city officials. Katharine Archer’s federal suit says she needed 12...

Suit: Boston officers used excessive force at Floyd protest

Jun. 14, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four people filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday accusing Boston police officers of physically attacking them during a protest last year over the death of George Floyd. The lawsuit alleges police used “excessive and unnecessary force” on...