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Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say

Richard Wallace had seen it all before, and he wasn’t hopeful. ...

Snap-decision defense may not work for Minneapolis officer

Convicting a police officer of killing someone is notoriously difficult, in part because juries hesitate to second-guess the defendant when the officer claims to...

Reforms pushed in Texas as trial nears in George Floyd death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Outside of George Floyd's public memorial last summer in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott floated the possibility of a law...

EXPLAINER: How is officer’s duty relevant to Floyd case?

As attorneys argued over whether to allow evidence from George Floyd's 2019 arrest at the trial of a former police officer charged in his...

Ivy League town weighs revamping police; critics see flaws

The nationwide reexamination of policing after the killing of George Floyd has led an Ivy League college town in upstate New York to consider...

Diverse jury raises activists’ hopes for ex-cop’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury that will decide the fate of a white former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death is unusually...

Jury set for ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death; starts Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death, with opening statements...

The 15 jurors selected for the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifteen jurors have been selected for the case against Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death. ...

14th juror seated for ex-officer’s trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 14th juror was seated Monday for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, leaving...

Judge won’t move trial in Floyd’s death; 13th juror picked

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge said Friday he won’t delay or move the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s...

EXPLAINER: Role of alternate jurors in ex-officer’s trial

Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death are wrangling over not just the 12 jurors who...

Minneapolis police review force used in homeless camp clash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police department on Friday was reviewing use of force by its officers after their attempt to clear out a...

UN rights chief: Justice at stake in trial over Floyd death

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief said Friday that the U.S. trial over the killing of George Floyd presents a “crucial, defining...

With striking of Black juror, Floyd activists see racism

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prospective juror who once lived in the neighborhood where George Floyd was arrested told the attorney for an ex-officer charged...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin’s lawyer is outnumbered, but has help

As trial approaches for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death, the early proceedings suggest it’s not exactly a fair...

12th juror picked, lawyers clash over expert in Floyd trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death nearly finished jury selection on Thursday...

2 jurors dropped from Chauvin trial after $27M settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed two jurors who had been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused...

Corporations become unlikely financiers of racial equity

In the months since the police killing of George Floyd sparked a racial reckoning in the United States, American corporations have emerged as an...

Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice Act

DETROIT (AP) — The Movement for Black Lives is opposing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, arguing the bill doubles down on reform...

EXPLAINER: What’s behind some Chauvin jury questions?

Potential jurors in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd's death have been asked many predictable questions. Attorneys from...

Battle over Floyd’s 2019 arrest highlights key trial issue

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck wants to bring up Floyd’s...

EXPLAINER: What is the impact of racially diverse juries?

CHICAGO (AP) — Questions around race have been central to the murder case against the former Minneapolis police officer who leaned on George Floyd's...

Defense in ex-cop’s trial fears impact of $27M settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death asked the judge Monday to delay the trial,...

Patterns emerge in jury screening for trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first week of jury selection in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death established...

EXPLAINER: Striking jurors in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death

As attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death screen potential jurors, they're on guard for anything...

Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for George Floyd's family said Friday that a $27 million settlement of a federal lawsuit by the city of...

EXPLAINER: Ex-cop trial to include ‘spark of life’ on Floyd

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death plan to use a legal doctrine called “spark...

Report condemns Los Angeles police tactics amid civil unrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report excoriated Los Angeles police for the department’s actions during last summer’s protests following the death of George...

Judge OKs 3rd-degree murder charge for ex-cop in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted prosecutors’ request to add a third-degree murder count against a former Minneapolis police officer charged in...

Attorneys in ex-cop’s trial probe jurors’ views about police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death questioned potential jurors Wednesday about their...

EXPLAINER: Why jurors can’t be dismissed based on their race

The issue of race looms large over the trial of a white former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death last May of George...

At Chauvin trial, some in jury pool have sharp views on case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long process of jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death began Tuesday with three...

Pandemic shapes trial of Minneapolis ex-cop in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Because the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death is being held during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Fiery chants for justice from marchers at Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday outside the fortified courthouse for the first day of the trial of a former police officer...

EXPLAINER: Why battle over a murder charge in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of a former Minneapolis officer accused in the death of George Floyd was put on...

Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the...

Key events since George Floyd’s arrest and death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: ...

Floyd’s cause of death, ex-cop’s force will be keys at trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George...

Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. Derek Chauvin's...

Dozens rally before ex-officer put on trial in Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor’s mansion on Saturday to demand accountability for police officers,...

Key events since George Floyd’s arrest and death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: ...

Officer’s trial could reopen intersection where Floyd died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During a group's recent meeting at the now-vacant Speedway gas station near where George Floyd died, children roasted marshmallows on a...

3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis...

House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid ‘defund’ clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, avoiding a potential clash with moderates in their...

Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the trial approaches for a white Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, prosecutors are...

George Floyd kin joins protest anthem album project

NEW YORK (AP) — Before a late night rehearsal in December, Terrence Floyd couldn’t remember the last time he squatted on a drum throne,...

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon...

Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also...

Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin,...

LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath...

Minnesota House pulls $35M security fund for officer trials

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal by Gov. Tim Walz to create a $35 million fund to bolster security during the murder trial of a...

Minneapolis to spend $6.4M to recruit more police officers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members...

Officials: Chauvin was ready to plead to 3rd-degree murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was prepared to plead guilty to third-degree murder in George Floyd's death before then-Attorney General William...

8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where...

Minnesota officials clash on security plan for Chauvin trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota politicians clashed Wednesday over who should pay for security during next month's murder trial of the former police officer who...

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

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...

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

Detroit will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in...

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

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...

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

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who...

Norah O’Donnell: ‘Journalism is more important than ever’

NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including sexual assault in the military, the Las Vegas mass shooting,...

Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the...

No charges for officer who injured woman in May protest

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer who struck a woman with a beanbag projectile during a Southern California protest in May, leaving...

Delay sought in ex-officers’ trial over George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed...

As COVID-19 ravages US, shootings, killings are also up

DETROIT (AP) — When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. ...

Report on Philadelphia police protest response finds flaws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An independent review of Philadelphia's police response to days of widespread protests after the May killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis...

Video allowed in trial of officers charged in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge upheld his decision to livestream the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George...

Watchdog: Floyd protests overwhelmed NYPD, sparking conflict

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department was caught off guard by the size of the spring protests after the killing of...

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

2020 indelible TV moments: Trebek, debate bluster and Floyd

When the coronavirus pushed people out of the world and into homebound isolation, the small-screen's role grew bigger than ever. ...

Fauci’s plea ‘Wear a mask’ tops list of 2020 notable quotes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A plea from Dr. Anthony Fauci for people to “wear a mask” to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

Eyeball sculpture damaged in Dallas protest being repaired

DALLAS (AP) — A large sculpture of an eyeball in downtown Dallas is in the process of being repaired after it was tagged with...

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is...

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful...

Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and...

In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

NEW YORK (AP) — There were protests, rainbow flags and performances — it was LGBTQ Pride, after all. ...

Judge rejects moving trial of ex-officers in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's...

Police arrest 2 men suspected of arson in bank burning

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two men are in custody on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a bank in a...

George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was...

Black Lives Matter faces test of its influence in election

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. ...

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement...

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where...

DC activist groups primed for Nov. 3 and whatever follows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists in the nation's capital are banding together for Election Day, pooling resources, running training sessions for demonstrators, forming rapid-reaction teams...

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. ...

AP: Use of slurs not ‘isolated’ at Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual...

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging...

Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest" in some areas....

DC releases bodycam footage from fatal crash amid protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital on Thursday released body camera footage from a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that...

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught...

Police agree to pay $7M to family of man killed by officer

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $7.3 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of...

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black,...

Philadelphia victim’s family sought ambulance, not police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by Philadelphia police officers in a shooting caught on video had called for an...

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

NEW YORK (AP) — The teenager who recorded the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May will be honored...

Kushner says Black people must ‘want to be successful’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America, but they have to...

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight...

Black D.C. archbishop’s rise marks a historic moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in...

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a...

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