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FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during

Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

Aug. 5, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. Members of the Charter Commission expressed...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Defense: Ex-officer at Floyd arrest only did crowd control

Aug. 5, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd argues his client only handled crowd control. Defense attorney Robert Paule filed a memo Wednesday supporting his earlier motion to dismiss charges against Tou Thao for lack of...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. In an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, Frey said that Gov. Tim Walz hesitated to send in the National Guard to quell the growing violence after the death of George Floyd and then blamed him for allowing the city to burn. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Minneapolis mayor: City seeks right mentors for new officers

Aug. 4, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city is working to pair new police officers with “the right individuals” for field training following George Floyd's death, in which a senior officer rejected a younger colleague's question about how Floyd was being restrained. In an...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is fouled by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Lakers beat Jazz 116-108 to clinch top seed in West

Aug. 4, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

British paper publishes police bodycam video of Floyd arrest

Aug. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail on Monday published parts of videos from two Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest on May 25. A Hennepin County...

Detroit cops told they must intervene if they see misconduct

Jul. 31, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police officers must intervene if they see a fellow officer engaging in misconduct or they will risk losing their jobs, the city's police chief said. Police Chief James Craig announced the policy change Thursday in an executive order that didn't need the approval of a civilian...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-Minneapolis cop argues for dropped charges in Floyd death

Jul. 29, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will seek to have the charges against him dismissed. Defense attorney Robert Paule filed a motion Wednesday saying Tou Thao will ask the judge to dismiss the charges at a hearing on Sept. 11. An attorney for...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors may revisit audio-visual coverage of cops' trial

Jul. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota Attorney General’s office did not offer a reason Monday when it opposed allowing cameras in...

Prosecutors want no audio-visual coverage of cops' trials

Jul. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the cases against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd said Monday that they do not want audio or visual coverage of the trials, but they did not provide a reason. Derek Chauvin and three other former officers are scheduled to go on...

Editorial Roundup:

Jul. 27, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 22, 2020. Let’s not hurt others while we cheer for our sports teams One positive effect of our racial reckoning spurred by the killing of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer has been renewed attention toward treatment of Native Americans. After years of resistance, the...