Latest Derek Chauvin 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...

Family's suit alleges prosecutors' comments led to suicide

Jul. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged in the fatal shooting of a Black man during 2020 protests over racial injustice is suing local prosecutors, alleging their comments led to his suicide. Jake Gardner's...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 26, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 21, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans shouldn’t have to pay for political showboating on Texas border So it turns out that Texas will not pay Nebraska for deploying our state troopers to the border with Mexico in response to Gov....

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...

Media blasts effort to bar press from part of Arbery trial

Jul. 20, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Barring reporters from court for one part of jury selection in the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery would violate well-established precedent and be a “striking step in the wrong direction,” media outlets, including The Associated Press,...

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....

He walked beach with an AR-15. Is he a menace or a martyr?

Jul. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Taylor trudged over the crowded sugar sand, between sunbathers on beach towels and water-winged kids digging with plastic shovels. A few people peered at him from behind sunglasses. What was he doing? “Livin’ that dream,” he...

Nebraska agreed to no reimbursement for troopers in Texas

Jul. 16, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agreed not to seek reimbursement from Texas for the state patrol troopers that it sent down to the U.S.-Mexican border at the request of Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to documents released Friday. Nebraska State Patrol...