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Police chief: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck violated policy

The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy — and went against “our principles and the values that we have” — in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once […]

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2 jurors dropped from Chauvin trial after $27M settlement #RadioOnFire

A judge on Wednesday dismissed two jurors who had been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd’s death over concerns they had been tainted by the city’s announcement of a $27 million settlement with Floyd’s family. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill recalled seven jurors who were seated before the settlement […]

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Third-Degree Murder Charges Dropped Against Former Officer Derek Chauvin

Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill dropped the third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the case of George Floyd. Chauvin still faces the greater charge of second-degree murder in addition to a charge of manslaughter. Judge Cahill also stated that the charges against the other officers involved in the incident still stand.  Judge […]

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LIVE: Thousands of Mourners Expected at George Floyd’s Houston Viewing

Houston officials are expecting thousands of mourners during Monday’s visitation for George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked protests around the United States and across the world. Floyd, 46, grew up in the city’s Third Ward and will be buried in Houston next to his mother, according to the Fort Bend Memorial Planning […]

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Family’s Autopsy Says George Floyd Was Asphyxiated

Attorneys representing George Floyd’s family released findings of their own autopsy that said the man was asphyxiated while now-fired officer Derek Chauvin had his kneeing pinning Floyd’s neck. The results directly challenged preliminary results from the examination by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office that he was not strangled, but died from other factors, including […]

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Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Wife Files for Divorce

The wife of the former cop who was arrested for killing George Floyd has filed for divorce. Derek Chauvin’s wife, Kellie, announced Friday night she’s ending their marriage after 10 years. According to City Pages: Kellie was born in Laos. Her family had sought refuge in Eau Claire, Wisconsin when she was a girl, and she’d grown up […]

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READ: Criminal Complaint Details Murder, Manslaughter Charges Against Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a news conference Friday. No first appearance has been set, yet, for Chauvin, 44, of Oakdale. News Conference Video Criminal Complaint (PDF)

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Derek Chauvin Charged With Third-Degree Murder and Manslaughter

Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer who was videotaped Monday kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while he pleaded “I can’t breathe,” was arrested on Friday for Floyd’s murder. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced. In cell phone footage taken Monday by a bystander, Derek Chauvin can […]

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Video Shows George Floyd Compliant and Handcuffed Prior To Being Killed By Police

Newly discovered video footage of George Floyd, a black man who died on Monday after Minneapolis police kneeled on his neck during his arrest on the same day, seems to show Floyd handcuffed and cooperating with police during his arrest. While the video only shows one phase of the arrest process and has no audio, […]

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4 Minneapolis Officers Fired After The Death of George Floyd

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, authorities said, as state and federal authorities investigated the arrest of a black man who died after being pinned to the ground. One of the officers is shown on cell phone video kneeling on the neck of the victim, George Floyd. The man can be heard crying out […]

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