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Today in History: June 3, Barack Obama wins nomination

Jun. 03, 2023 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 3, the 154th day of 2023. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy...

Top prosecutor in trial of officer who killed George Floyd writes book recounting case

May. 25, 2023 10:51 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors were so worried a judge would move the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin out of the city where he killed George Floyd that they conducted a mock trial in a deep red rural county to test their strategy, Attorney General Keith Ellison reveals...

Man who witnessed George Floyd murder by police suing Minneapolis over officers' actions

May. 17, 2023 21:28 PM EDT

One of the most vocal bystanders as a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd three years ago is suing the city, alleging he was assaulted and suffered emotional distress as he witnessed the handcuffed Black man beg for his life, go limp and stop breathing. Donald Williams...

Chauvin appeals conviction in George Floyd's murder to the Minnesota Supreme Court

May. 17, 2023 18:51 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appealed his murder conviction in the killing of George Floyd to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying the district judge's decision not to move the proceedings out of the city deprived him of a fair trial. ...

Ex-officer Thao convicted of aiding George Floyd’s killing

May. 02, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd has been convicted of aiding and abetting manslaughter. Tou Thao, who already had been convicted in federal court of violating Floyd’s civil...

Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright freed

Apr. 24, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser when she shot and killed Daunte Wright in 2021, was released from prison early Monday. The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Potter was released at about 4 a.m....

Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright to be freed

Apr. 21, 2023 19:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white former police officer convicted of manslaughter after mistaking her handgun for a Taser and fatally shooting Black motorist Daunte Wright in suburban Minneapolis in 2021 is set to be released from prison Monday. Minnesota Department of Corrections...

Chauvin murder conviction upheld in George Floyd killing

Apr. 17, 2023 16:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's second-degree murder conviction in the killing of George Floyd, and let his 22 1/2-year sentence remain in place. Chauvin's attorney had asked the appeals court to...

Derek Chauvin’s 2nd-degree murder conviction for George Floyd’s killing in May 2020 upheld by Minnesota appeals court

Apr. 17, 2023 11:17 AM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Derek Chauvin’s 2nd-degree murder conviction for George Floyd’s killing in May 2020 upheld by Minnesota appeals court.

Minneapolis to pay $8.9M over Chauvin's actions before Floyd

Apr. 13, 2023 19:15 PM EDT

The city of Minneapolis agreed Thursday to pay nearly $9 million to settle lawsuits filed by two people who said former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into their necks years before he used the same move to kill George Floyd. John Pope Jr. will receive $7.5 million and...