Latest Death of George Floyd News

With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

May. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened investigations of police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged four former...

Floyd's brother, nephew react to ex-cops' federal indictment

May. 08, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd’s brother and nephew expressed gratitude Saturday after a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. The three-count indictment unsealed Friday “put a smile on our faces” and...

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

May. 07, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. ...

Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers on charges they violated George Floyd's civil rights

May. 07, 2021 10:12 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers on charges they violated George Floyd's civil rights.

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

May. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty verdict, experts say. But...

Man who helped burn precinct during Floyd unrest sentenced

May. 05, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd. Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was given 41 months in prison...

2 Denver officers suspended for excessive force in protests

May. 05, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Streeter and Diego...

Officials: 2 Denver officers suspended for excessive force

May. 04, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Streeter and Diego...

Chauvin's lawyer seeks new trial, hearing to impeach verdict

May. 04, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because of what he says is jury misconduct, according...

Alleged Boogaloo Bois member pleads guilty in Minnesota

May. 04, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-described member of an anti-government extremist group accused of taking advantage of the unrest after George Floyd's killing to raise money for the movement pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Authorities say Michael Robert Solomon, 31,...