Latest Death of George Floyd News

Foundation empties coffers to fund Black paper in Baltimore

Jan. 19, 2023 13:41 PM EST

In a rare move for philanthropy, Adam Holofcener and his family emptied their foundation’s coffers and gave $1 million — nearly all the money it had left to give — to support Lisa Snowden-McCray’s dream: a free newspaper staffed by Black editors and writers in Baltimore to provide news...

Court asked to void verdict against ex-cop in Floyd's murder

Jan. 18, 2023 14:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for Derek Chauvin asked an appeals court Wednesday to throw out the former Minneapolis police officer's convictions in the murder of George Floyd, arguing that legal and procedural errors deprived him of a fair trial. Floyd died on May 25, 2020,...

Prosecutors drop appeals against 2 ex-cops in Floyd case

Jan. 11, 2023 19:40 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday accepted the government's request to drop its appeals of the sentences of two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of civil rights violations in the murder of George Floyd. The one-page filings in the cases of...

NJ protester sentenced for helping set police car on fire

Jan. 10, 2023 17:56 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who helped set fire to a police vehicle in New Jersey's capital city during protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. Kadeem Dockery, 31, was the last...

George Floyd family taking applications for business grants

Jan. 09, 2023 18:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s family is ready to take applications from businesses for grants funded by money from their wrongful death legal settlement with the city of Minneapolis. Floyd, who was Black, died in May 2020 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his...

White House gun violence program with philanthropies ends

Jan. 04, 2023 08:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It was small, as Washington celebrations go — two senior Biden administration advisers gathered with program participants near the White House on a Thursday afternoon in December to mark the end of a little-known initiative with a budget of less than $8 million. ...

Gov. Walz pledges to bolster education as he begins 2nd term

Jan. 02, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pledged Monday to make the largest investments in public education in Minnesota history as he took the oath of office for his second term. Minnesota has a “historic opportunity” with its $17.6 billion projected budget surplus to become the best state in...

Judge: Gun-waving lawyer shouldn't get guns or money back

Dec. 30, 2022 12:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge has ruled that a pardon from the governor doesn't mean the St. Louis lawyer and his wife who gained national attention for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in 2020 should get back the weapons they surrendered and fines they paid after guilty pleas last...

AG charges former officer in Floyd protest beating

Dec. 28, 2022 18:46 PM EST

Attorney General Keith Ellison charged a former Minneapolis police officer Wednesday with beating a man during protests over George Floyd's death. Justin Stetson, 34, faces one felony count of third-degree assault in connection with the May 30, 2020, beating of Jaleel Stallings. He...

County attorney: No charges in Minneapolis police killing

Dec. 21, 2022 16:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No charges will be filed against two Minneapolis police snipers who fatally shot a Minneapolis man during a standoff in his apartment in July, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Wednesday. The officers involved were justified in shooting 20-year-old...