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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...

Trial for Texas officer who killed Black woman hinges on gun

Dec. 05, 2022 16:09 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Atatiana Jefferson was holding a gun but never raised it to point at the white police officer who fatally shot her through a rear window of her Texas home, the Black woman’s 11-year-old nephew testified at the officer’s murder trial Monday. Defense attorneys contended...

Minneapolis settles with 12 hurt in George Floyd protests

Nov. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has reached a $600,000 settlement with 12 protesters who were injured during demonstrations after the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The agreement, which also includes...

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...