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Wisconsin Senate set to pass first police reform bills

May. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The full Wisconsin Senate was set Tuesday to take the Legislature's first floor votes on police reform legislation since George Floyd's death. The Senate was scheduled to vote on bipartisan measures that would create a $600,000 grant program for...

Lafayette Square near the White House reopens to public

May. 11, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lafayette Square, the park across from the White House, reopened Monday to the public nearly a year after federal authorities fenced off the area at the height of nationwide protests over policing following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Wisconsin lawmakers to take first police votes since Floyd

May. 10, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers this week are expected to take their first floor votes on police reform measures since George Floyd's death sparked a national reckoning on policing and racial justice. The Senate is widely expected to pass a bipartisan package...

With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

May. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened investigations of police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged four former...

Floyd's brother, nephew react to ex-cops' federal indictment

May. 08, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd’s brother and nephew expressed gratitude Saturday after a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. The three-count indictment unsealed Friday “put a smile on our faces” and...

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

May. 07, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. ...

Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers on charges they violated George Floyd's civil rights

May. 07, 2021 10:12 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal grand jury indicts 4 former Minneapolis police officers on charges they violated George Floyd's civil rights.

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

May. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty verdict, experts say. But...

Man who helped burn precinct during Floyd unrest sentenced

May. 05, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd. Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was given 41 months in prison...

2 Denver officers suspended for excessive force in protests

May. 05, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Streeter and Diego...