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EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jan. 20, 2022 18:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing face federal trial on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. A jury was selected Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao....

EXPLAINER: The federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd death

Jan. 19, 2022 15:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's death face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection begins Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou...

Do Minnesota cases show it's getting easier to convict cops?

Jan. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First, it was Mohamed Noor — convicted for shooting an unarmed woman who approached his police SUV. Then it was Derek Chauvin, found guilty of murder for using his knee to pin George Floyd to a Minneapolis street as he gasped for air. Last month, it was Kim Potter, guilty of...

14-year-old girl shot by police remembered at LA funeral

Jan. 10, 2022 20:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was killed when a Los Angeles police officer fired at a suspect at a clothing store and the bullet pierced a wall was remembered Monday as a happy teen with many friends who loved sports, adored animals and excelled in school. The body of...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Residents seek role in federal probe into Minneapolis police

Nov. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terrance Jackson remembers driving down Lake Street in 2002 when he saw police arresting his cousin for driving with an invalid license. When he pulled over and offered to take his cousin's car home to keep it from being towed, things went badly. One...

EXPLAINER: Expert: Overseas conviction no bar to US charges

Nov. 04, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

The filing of U.S. charges against a Chicago woman convicted of killing her wealthy mother during a luxury vacation in Bali has raised questions about how someone who has spent time in an overseas prison can be hauled into an American court on similar charges. Heather...

Frey wins 2nd term as Minneapolis mayor after bitter race

Nov. 03, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was reelected to a second term, surviving a bitter challenge in a race that focused on calls for changes to policing and racial justice, elections officials announced Wednesday. Seventeen candidates ran in the race,...

Minneapolis mayor faces voters with policing on their minds

Oct. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was the face of the city through some of its darkest days — the death of George Floyd under an officer's knee last year and rioting that marred the ensuing protests, including the burning of a police precinct after Frey ordered officers to...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...