Latest Paul Magnuson News

Floyd family, others see inequality in penalties for ex-cops

Jul. 29, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers went before a federal judge during the last week to be sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, and for each man, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson handed out penalties well below what prosecutors sought and below federal...

Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

Jul. 27, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights to lighter terms than recommended in sentencing guidelines, calling one “truly a rookie officer” and describing the other as “a...

Ruling may mean less time for 2 who violated Floyd's rights

Jul. 22, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights, ruling that the guidelines for their sentences will be calculated in a way that could mean substantially less prison time for them. ...

EXPLAINER: Not unusual for ex-cop to report later for prison

Jul. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal judge who sentenced Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday on a civil rights conviction in George Floyd's killing said the former Minneapolis police officer won’t have to surrender until after his sentencing in a separate state case in two months. ...

Ex-cop Lane gets 2 1/2 years for violating Floyd's rights

Jul. 21, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police Officer Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, calling Lane’s role in the restraint that killed Floyd “a very serious offense in which a life was lost” but handing...

Lane, ex-cop convicted in Floyd killing, set to be sentenced

Jul. 18, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who is one of four ex-officers convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights is scheduled to be sentenced this week. Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Thomas Lane to between 5 1/4 to 6 1/2 years in...

EXPLAINER: What's next for 3 other ex-cops in Floyd's death

Jul. 08, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to federal prison, attention turns to the fates of three fellow ex-cops who are still working their way through a complicated web of state and federal court proceedings arising from the killing of...

Chauvin gets 21 years for violating Floyd’s civil rights

Jul. 07, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, telling the former Minneapolis police officer that what he did was “simply wrong” and “offensive.” U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....

Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 29, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two...