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Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin's fate

Apr. 20, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jurors who sat off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death were in the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city. The jury of...

Biden praying for 'right verdict' in Chauvin trial

Apr. 20, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers...

Latino groups want DOJ probe of shooting by Chicago police

Apr. 20, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer. The group also will call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to accelerate court-supervised changes...

In Minneapolis, a fortified city awaits Chauvin verdict

Apr. 19, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and trendy shops, two soldiers in jungle camouflage and body armor were on watch Monday, assault rifles slung over their backs. Snow flurries blew around them. A few steps...

Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death

Apr. 19, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

San Diego transit agency settles death lawsuit for $5.5M

Apr. 19, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County's transportation agency has apologized and agreed to pay $5.5 million to the mother of a mentally ill man who died after a security officer kept a knee on his neck for several minutes. It was announced Monday that the Metropolitan...

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd's death goes to the jury

Apr. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man's neck. ...

Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial

Apr. 19, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether President Joe Biden should address the nation and dispatching specially trained community...

Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Apr. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after more than 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation's capital to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city's recurring requests for troops to protect...

Judge in Chauvin trial calls Waters' comments 'abhorrent'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd on Monday called recent comments by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters “abhorrent," saying they could lead to a verdict being appealed and overturned. Waters, a...