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Witnesses: Onlooker anger increased as Floyd stopped moving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Onlookers grew increasingly angry as they begged Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd's neck, but Chauvin would not let up, and another officer forced back members of the crowd who tried to...

 

Ex-cop told onlooker Floyd was big, 'probably on something'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the ambulance took George Floyd away, the Minneapolis officer who had pinned his knee on the Black man's neck defended himself to a bystander by saying Floyd was "a sizable guy" and "probably on something," according to...

 

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 set for Monday in a case that led to weeks of protests and a national soul-searching about racial...

 

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 by choosing three more panelists, hours after clashing over how much they should hear of...

 

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 history of drug use and a previous arrest in an effort to show jurors that Floyd was partly to blame...

 

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 the Black man's death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer's murder trial....

 

Ruling could put 3rd-degree murder charge in play for ex-cop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court declined Wednesday to hear the appeal of a former Minneapolis police officer who is trying to block a third-degree murder charge from being reinstated in George Floyd's death. At issue is whether the...

 

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 probed potential jurors Wednesday about their attitudes toward police, trying to determine whether they're more inclined to believe...

 

Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises change

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday, as he announced initial steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in...

 

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