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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...

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,...

Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor

May. 14, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government's response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Today in History: May 7, Germany's surrender

May. 07, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 7, the 127th day of 2022. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims (rams), France, ending...

Daunte Wright's mother detained after recording traffic stop

May. 06, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The mother of Daunte Wright, who was fatally shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer, said she was injured while she was briefly detained by one of the same department’s officers after she stopped to record an arrest of a person during a traffic stop. ...

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. ...

Legal claim: LA sheriff delayed excessive force probe

Apr. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s closest advisers says she was told to choose between retirement or demotion after raising questions about his handling of the investigation into a deputy kneeling on a handcuffed inmate’s head for several minutes. ...

Chauvin appeals murder conviction for killing George Floyd

Apr. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for murder in the killing of George Floyd, arguing that jurors were intimidated by the protests that followed and prejudiced by heavy pretrial publicity. Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court...

Post-Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Apr. 27, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department has engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, using force more often on people of color and maintaining a culture where racist...