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Minnesota AG Ellison reelected over GOP newcomer Schultz

Nov. 09, 2022 14:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison defeated Republican newcomer Jim Schultz in Tuesday's election to win a second term in a race that turned largely on crime and abortion. Ellison declared victory early Wednesday, and Schultz later conceded a...

Minnesota AG race remains tight between Ellison and Schultz

Nov. 09, 2022 03:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general race was running close early Wednesday between Democratic incumbent Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Jim Schultz, a political newcomer who tries to blame Ellison for rising crime. Schultz, a 37-year-old hedge fund attorney with...

Minnesota: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

Minnesota was traditionally a blue state but has become more purple over the years. Rural Minnesota has grown more Republican while Minneapolis, St. Paul and their suburbs have become more Democratic, along with certain regional centers including Rochester and Duluth. Joe Biden won Minnesota by...

States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reforms

Nov. 01, 2022 01:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national reckoning on race and policing that followed the death of George Floyd -- with a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck -- spurred a torrent of state laws aimed at fixing the police. More than two years later, that torrent has slowed. ...

Officer won't face charges in killing mentally ill Black man

Oct. 28, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer already imprisoned for one fatal shooting in a wealthy San Francisco suburb won't face criminal charges in a second slaying, this one of a homeless Black man who asked the officer to kill him during a 30-second confrontation, a prosecutor said...

1 plea, 1 alternate approach avert trial over Floyd's death

Oct. 24, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another long and painful trial over the killing of George Floyd was averted on Monday after one former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and another agreed to take a more uncommon approach and let a judge decide his fate based on the evidence in the...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Oct. 23, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events beginning with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a corner store and...

Key players in trial of ex-cops charged in Floyd's killing

Oct. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thou are both charged with aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. ...

2 cops head to trial for aiding George Floyd's killing

Oct. 23, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death are heading to trial on state aiding and abetting counts, the third and likely final criminal proceeding in a killing that mobilized protesters worldwide against racial injustice in policing. ...

Maryland audit to focus on 100 in-custody police deaths

Oct. 19, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will review about 100 autopsies of people who died in police custody involving physical restraint because of concerns about the state's former medical examiner's testimony in the death of George Floyd, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday. A...