Latest Death of George Floyd News

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 3:01 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...

After turbulent times, Minneapolis mayor seeks 2nd term

Jan. 21, 2021 4:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor who found himself in the middle of turbulent times that included violent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd said Thursday he is running for reelection. Jacob Frey said his efforts to change police policies, increase affordable housing and create a more...

Judge denies request to delay cop's trial in Floyd's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, according to a ruling made public...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a police officer throws a tear gas canister towards protesters at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, following a rally for George Floyd on in Minneapolis. Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Mychal Vlatkovich, a spokesman for Mayor Frey, said the mayor had concerns about

Minneapolis council to try again with plan to replace police

Jan. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder are working on a proposal to create a new public safety department that removes...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

FILE - This May 31, 2020 file photo shows New York City Police facing off with activists during a protest march in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 alleging the rough treatment of protesters last spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing was part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, FIle)

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

Jan. 14, 2021 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. Attorney General...

Tumultuous year results in more serious crime in St. Paul

Jan. 13, 2021 6:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A year that included violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to a rise in serious crime in St. Paul in 2020, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday. The report showed that violent crime including homicide,...

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Norah O'Donnell: 'Journalism is more important than ever'

Jan. 13, 2021 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including sexual assault in the military, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and interviews with world leaders. Yet, the CBS Evening News anchor says she’s “never covered a year in my entire journalistic career like this last...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Chauvin, who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for several minutes, will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

Jan. 12, 2021 3:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other former officers accused in his death, according to an order filed Tuesday that cites limited courtroom space due to COVID-19 restrictions. Derek Chauvin...

Minneapolis police union president to retire early

Jan. 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minneapolis police union, frequently attacked by opponents after George Floyd's death as an obstacle to needed changes in the department, said Monday he is retiring. Lt. Bob Kroll confirmed the announcement in a text to The Associated Press. He didn't immediately respond...