Latest Death of George Floyd News

Spy agencies urged to fix open secret: A lack of diversity

May. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The peril that National Security Agency staff wanted to discuss with their director didn’t involve terrorists or enemy nations. It was something closer to home: racism and cultural misunderstandings inside America’s largest intelligence service. The NSA and...

Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd killing

May. 18, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, admitting that he intentionally helped restrain the Black man in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to state charge of aiding, abetting manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing

May. 18, 2022 09:43 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to state charge of aiding, abetting manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing.

Minnesota to pay $1.5M to man arrested during Floyd protest

May. 17, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a man who said police used excessive force when he was arrested during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Jaleel Stallings, 29, also alleged in his...

Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

May. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

“His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd on May 25,...

Documents: $300,000 settlement in Indiana lost eye lawsuit

May. 11, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Federal court documents show the settlement amount reached by an Indiana city and a man who lost an eye after being struck by a tear gas canister police fired during 2020 protests over the killing of George Floyd is $300,000. Documents also say Fort Wayne...

Grand jury indicts 3 Dallas area officers in 2020 protests

May. 06, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers and one from the Dallas suburb of Garland were indicted Friday for aggravated assault for their actions during the 2020 protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzo...

State officers will help Minneapolis with policing

May. 05, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State law enforcement officers will help Minneapolis with patrols as the city deals with a police force that has seen its ranks reduced in the wake of George Floyd's murder. The arrangement announced Wednesday by city and state officials has state troopers...

Judge overseeing Chauvin civil rights case accepts plea deal

May. 04, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The judge overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd said Wednesday that he has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin's plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison. ...

Report calls out abuse of social media by Minneapolis police

May. 02, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Among the scathing findings of an investigation launched after the police killing of George Floyd is that Minneapolis police used covert or bogus social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and groups despite having no clear public safety rationale for doing so. ...