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Minneapolis announces updates to no-knock warrant policy

Nov. 25, 2020 3:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' mayor and police chief have changed a policy that dictates how officers should carry out so-called no-knock warrants, saying officers will be required to announce their presence as they enter premises, as well as make periodic announcements while inside. Wednesday's...

Campus police reform in progress after George Floyd killing

Nov. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly six months after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, the University of Minnesota is undergoing several efforts to reexamine and reform campus police. However, some say they feel change is not happening quickly enough. The University Senate and...

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Nov. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson for helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd. According to an indictment, Bryce Michael Williams, 26, of Staples, went to the...

Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

Nov. 19, 2020 6:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife, citing the possibility of fraud. Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman did not discuss motives for the divorce in her October decision to reject an...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding courtroom access in the George Floyd case: Although Minnesota prosecutors are unhappy about the change, Minnesotans should applaud a recent judicial decision to allow...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of Chauvin, charged with killing George Floyd, want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP,  File)

Prosecutors want 2017 arrest of teen in Floyd death trial

Nov. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd want to introduce evidence of a 2017 arrest in which they say the officer held his knee on the back of a 14-year-old boy and ignored his pleas that he couldn't breathe. Assistant...

Minneapolis City Council president will not run for 3rd term

Nov. 8, 2020 1:40 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday she will not seek re-election. Lisa Bender has served two terms for the ward that sits just below the city's downtown. She said in an announcement on campaign letterhead that he made her decision “well before multiple...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows, top row from left, Derek Chauvin, and J. Alexander Kueng, bottom row from left, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A judge on Thursday, Nov. 5 declined defense requests to move the trial of the four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, and also ruled that all four would be tried in a single proceeding. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Judge rejects moving trial of ex-officers in Floyd's death

Nov. 5, 2020 3:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, and also ordered that all four will be tried together instead of separately. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled after defense attorneys had...

Police arrest 2 men suspected of arson in bank burning

Nov. 4, 2020 12:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two men are in custody on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a bank in a San Diego suburb in May after protesters demonstrated against police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Investigators arrested Alexander Jacob King, 19, and Ricky Bernard Cooper,...

Jacob Blake Jr. listens to a speech during a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) rally in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Alvin Cole and Jacob Blake encouraged residents to vote. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Families of police shooting victims rally voters in Chicago

Oct. 29, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Family members of three people who were victims of police actions gathered Thursday in a Chicago park for a get out the vote rally. The relatives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake gathered with others in Grant Park to promote voting and to use their relatives’ fates to...