Latest Derek Chauvin News

Lead Derek Chauvin prosecutor appointed to be state judge

Mar. 21, 2023 19:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the state's lead prosecutors who helped convict Derek Chauvin of murder in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd has been appointed as a judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota's governor announced Tuesday. Gov. Tim Walz said Matt Frank "will be a remarkable...

Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, pleads guilty in tax case

Mar. 17, 2023 14:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the 2020 killing of George Floyd pleaded guilty Friday to two tax evasion counts, admitting that he didn't file Minnesota income taxes for two years due to “financial concerns.” Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty...

Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer serving time for George Floyd's murder, pleads guilty to tax evasion

Mar. 17, 2023 11:13 AM EDT
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer serving time for George Floyd's murder, pleads guilty to tax evasion.

Minnesota courts expand camera access to criminal trials

Mar. 15, 2023 18:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota courts will allow greater audiovisual coverage of criminal proceedings starting next year under an order filed Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court, but the rules will nonetheless remain more restrictive than those in many other states. ...

Wisconsin student's dad sues over officer's neck restraint

Feb. 07, 2023 15:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an off-duty police officer improperly restrained his 12-year-old daughter during a fight in a Wisconsin middle school last year by placing his knee on her neck similar to how Derek Chauvin fatally restrained George...

More funds head to Minn. attorney general, public defenders

Feb. 06, 2023 21:08 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Millions of extra dollars are working their way through the Minnesota Legislature to both beef up the ability of Attorney General Keith Ellison's office to prosecute violent crime and the state's public defender system to relieve the staffing shortages that nearly led to a...

Fate of last ex-cop charged in Floyd murder lies with judge

Feb. 01, 2023 12:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd said in court filings Tuesday that his client is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted on state charges of aiding and abetting...