Latest Death of George Floyd 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...

Ex-Minneapolis officer J. Alexander Kueng gets 3 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights in May 2020 killing

Jul. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis officer J. Alexander Kueng gets 3 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights in May 2020 killing.

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...

Judge sentences ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years on federal civil rights charge in George Floyd killing

Jul. 21, 2022 11:52 AM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Judge sentences ex-Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years on federal civil rights charge in George Floyd killing.

Man who set trooper's car ablaze during protest sentenced

Jul. 19, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first of six people charged with setting fire to police vehicles in Philadelphia during the 2020 protests after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been sentenced. Ayoub Tabri, 25, was sentenced Monday to 364 days behind bars -- less time...

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...

2 Iowa officers sue 2020 protesters, accuse them of assault

Jul. 08, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

Two Iowa police officers are taking the unusual move of suing six people who participated in a 2020 protest in Des Moines after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, accusing them of assault. All six people were arrested during the July 1, 2020, protest, and five already...