Latest Death of George Floyd News

Minneapolis announces updates to no-knock warrant policy

Nov. 25, 2020 3:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' mayor and police chief have changed a policy that dictates how officers should carry out so-called no-knock warrants, saying officers will be required to announce their presence as they enter premises, as well as make periodic announcements while inside. Wednesday's...

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. At the end of the mass a delegation of youths from Panama will hand over the World Youth Day cross to youths from Portugal, where the next World Youth Day will be held in 2023. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool via AP)

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

Nov. 23, 2020 10:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and media organizations that spread their conspiracies in a new book penned during the Vatican’s coronavirus lockdown. In “Let Us...

Campus police reform in progress after George Floyd killing

Nov. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly six months after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, the University of Minnesota is undergoing several efforts to reexamine and reform campus police. However, some say they feel change is not happening quickly enough. The University Senate and...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

School: Teacher cited Floyd's death in chemistry exercise

Nov. 20, 2020 9:50 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A high school teacher in northern Virginia has been relieved of his teaching duties after he cited the death of George Floyd as part of a chemistry assignment. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Arlington teacher asked students to insert the name of a chemical element to...

Kansas equity panel to recommend marked cars for police

Nov. 19, 2020 10:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A commission Gov. Laura Kelly established to examine policing and other racial justice issues after George Floyd's death plans to recommend that Kansas law enforcement agencies no longer use unmarked police vehicles during traffic stops — unless police believe they are needed to...

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Nov. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson for helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd. According to an indictment, Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples, went to the...

Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

Nov. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife, citing the possibility of fraud. Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman did not discuss motives for the divorce in her October decision to reject an...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, as they hold back protesters during a rally and march over the death of George Floyd. Activists who protested in Chicago over Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday, Nov. 19 accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Protesters sue Chicago Police over 'brutal, violent' tactics

Nov. 19, 2020 6:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations. In a 205-page lawsuit filed in federal...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding courtroom access in the George Floyd case: Although Minnesota prosecutors are unhappy about the change, Minnesotans should applaud a recent judicial decision to allow...