Latest Death of George Floyd News

Judge: Floyd's past arrest details can't be used at trial

Jan. 26, 2021 5:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck, a judge...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Detroit police fire tear gas at protesters during the third day of protesting police brutality and justice for George Floyd in Detroit. The city of Detroit said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, it will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Most of the tickets written May 31 and June 2, were for curfew violations as hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Detroit. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

Jan. 26, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Detroit will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a city official said Tuesday. Most of the tickets written from May 31 through June 2 were for curfew violations as hundreds of people...

Man charged with shooting at police to plead guilty

Jan. 26, 2021 12:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man authorities say shot at police officers during a demonstration in the city to protest the killing of George Floyd has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, federal prosecutors say. John Boampong, 37, will plead guilty to interfering with a law enforcement officer during the...

Study: Less-lethal munitions not advised for crowd control

Jan. 25, 2021 1:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Researchers studying injuries sustained by protesters and bystanders in the Twin Cities following the killing of George Floyd say “less-lethal” projectile weapons like rubber bullets are not appropriate for crowd control. University of Minnesota researchers looked at...

In this Jan. 21, 2021, photo former Houston Police Officer Tam Pham walks out of the Federal Courthouse downtown in Houston after he appeared in court following his arrest Wednesday on federal charges tied to Capitol violence. Police departments across the country are reviewing the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington on the day of a riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

Jan. 24, 2021 3:14 PM EST

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested. But for five Seattle officers the outcome is less clear. Their identities still secret, two are on leave and three...

2 more plead guilty in fire at Minneapolis police station

Jan. 23, 2021 4:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two more men have pleaded guilty to federal arson charges for their roles in a fire that damaged a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced. Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, both of St....

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kevin Selverian, a use of force specialist, poses as an armed suspect during a use of force presentation at the Troop M Barracks in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Michele Haddon/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 9:21 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...

After turbulent times, Minneapolis mayor seeks 2nd term

Jan. 21, 2021 4:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor who found himself in the middle of turbulent times that included violent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd said Thursday he is running for reelection. Jacob Frey said his efforts to change police policies, increase affordable housing and create a more...

Judge denies request to delay cop's trial in Floyd's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, according to a ruling made public...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a police officer throws a tear gas canister towards protesters at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, following a rally for George Floyd on in Minneapolis. Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Mychal Vlatkovich, a spokesman for Mayor Frey, said the mayor had concerns about

Minneapolis council to try again with plan to replace police

Jan. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder are working on a proposal to create a new public safety department that removes...