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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...

Shooting highlights lack of body cams among Portland police

May. 05, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two police officers raised their weapons while sheltering behind a tree in a Portland park. They yelled at a homeless man to put up his hands. Moments later, two shots rang out. The man collapsed onto the grassy field. A replica gun with an orange...

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...

Chauvin's lawyer seeks new trial, hearing to impeach verdict

May. 04, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd has requested a new trial, saying the court abused its discretion, and he wants a hearing to have the verdict impeached because of what he says is jury misconduct, according...

Deputy shooting becomes part of city's long history on race

May. 04, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told a friend that George Floyd’s killing — and others like it — would never happen in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “I said, 'We...

Chauvin juror defends participation in Washington protest

May. 03, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd on Monday defended his participation in a protest last summer in Washington, D.C., following online speculation about his motives for serving on the jury and whether it might be grounds for...

Minnesota Legislature struggles for compromise on policing

May. 03, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Negotiators in Minnesota’s divided Legislature on Monday kicked off what's sure to be a long and contentious debate over whether further police accountability legislation is needed in the state where former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in the death of...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 03, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 30, 2021. Editorial: H2Ohio needs assured funding to protect Ohio’s precious water resources The H2Ohio fund created by Gov. Mike DeWine and legislators in 2019 is a critical long-term work in progress. It aims, most...

Hundreds join Daunte Wright's family on march for justice

May. 03, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of people joined Daunte Wright's family and friends on a march through the Minneapolis suburb where he was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop three weeks earlier. Demonstrators on Sunday called for police reform...

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...