Latest Death of George Floyd News

Media attorney: It's time to release names of Chauvin jurors

Aug. 04, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of news media outlets has asked the judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin to release the identities of jurors who convicted him in the death of George Floyd, saying there is no known threat to juror safety that would warrant keeping their names sealed....

Ex-cops charged in Floyd death want separation from Chauvin

Aug. 03, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd's neck as the Black...

Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

Jul. 26, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay...

Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

Jul. 26, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay...

Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...

Black Denver residents talk police reform amid rise in crime

Jul. 24, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ask Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali how much policing he wants in his Northeast Park Hill neighborhood and he will say it depends. Ali doesn’t like when he hears stories of someone getting pulled over for something he considers frivolous. He doesn’t like when...

Lawsuit: Michigan Black man wrongfully detained during walk

Jul. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer, who is white, wrongfully detained him as he took an early morning walk along a commercial street. Brian Chaney, 48, said in...

Funeral held for bystander killed in police pursuit crash

Jul. 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends and family gathered at a Minneapolis church to honor the life of a man killed when a police squad car struck his vehicle while the officer was chasing a robbery suspect. A funeral for Leneal Frazier, 40, took place Monday at Shiloh Temple....

Derek Chauvin trial cost Hennepin County nearly $4M

Jul. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The weekslong trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin cost Minnesota’s Hennepin County about $3.7 million for employee salaries, courthouse security, victims' services for George Floyd's family and other expenses, according to county documents released...