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# George Floyd

This year
# tyre nichols
Memphis disbands police unit after video of Tyre Nichols assault sparks outrage
The five police officers who participated in the beating stand accused of second-degree murder.
Last year
# US Courts
Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.
# United States
Derek Chauvin gets 21-year federal sentence for violating George Floyd’s civil rights
Chauvin is already serving a 22-and-a-half year sentence on state charges of murder and manslaughter.
# police reform
Two years after George Floyd's murder, Biden to sign executive order on police reform
The date of the signing is highly symbolic, coming exactly two years after Floyd’s death, which triggered huge nationwide demonstrations.
# Minneapolis
Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
Thomas Lane has already been convicted of wilfully violating Floyd’s rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to his death.
# black lives matter
Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.
# Minneapolis
Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing
Mr Floyd died on 25 May, 2020, after Chauvin pinned the black man to the ground with his knee on his neck.
# Investigation
Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police
State investigators have been reviewing a decade’s worth of information, including data on traffic stops, searches, arrests and uses of force.
# United States
Former US police officers convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights
The former officers are charged with depriving Mr Floyd of his right to medical care.
# Minneapolis
Prosecutor: Police ‘chose to do nothing’ as officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck
A trio are charged with depriving George Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin suffocated him in May 2020.
# Minneapolis
Ex-policeman says he deferred to Chauvin during George Floyd killing
J. Alexander Kueng, 28, is one of three former policemen facing federal charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights in the May 2020 murder.
# George Floyd
Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims
J Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were at the scene on 25 May 2020 as Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground.
All time
# US
Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum
The monuments, which have been taken down in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, include a massive statue of General Robert E. Lee.
# Virginia
‘1887 time capsule found’ in base of controversial General Lee statue
Crews found a square box embedded in granite stone after the statue in Richmond, Virginia, was removed.
# Minneapolis
Former US police officer Derek Chauvin admits violating George Floyd’s civil rights
Chauvin faces further jail time over the killing of the 46-year-old in 2020 which sparked protests across the world.
# Floyd
Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges.
# Minneapolis
Minneapolis votes 'no' on replacing police department after Floyd death
Over 56% voted against amending the Minneapolis City Charter to create the new department.
# George Floyd
George Floyd’s family say Derek Chauvin jail term ‘not harsh enough’
Family lawyer Ben Crump said the family had got ‘some measure of accountability’.
# Minneapolis
George Floyd murder: 22.5-year sentence for former US police officer Derek Chauvin
US President Joe Biden said the jail sentence was “appropriate”.
# Minneapolis
George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder
The event was one of several planned across the US.
# George Floyd
Appeals court hears case of former police officers charged in George Floyd death
Thomas Lane, J Kueng and Tou Thao are scheduled to face trial next March.
# George Floyd
Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death
They were to go on trial starting 22 August for being complicit in murder.
# Jury
Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.
# derek chauvin
Derek Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial and impeachment of verdict over jury misconduct claims
Derek Chauvin was convicted last month of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
# George Floyd
US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.
Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
# Front Pages
'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.
# George Floyd
Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump hailed the three guilty verdicts as a landmark victory for civil rights.
# George Floyd
As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.
# George Floyd
Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.
# Trial
Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.
# United States
'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser
# Derek Chauvin trial
Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.
# Protests
Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.
Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
# Trial
Officer charged with murder of George Floyd had been trained to use minimum force, US court told
Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last year.
# Medaria Arradondo
Chauvin trial: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy, 'values', says police chief
The doctor who treated Floyd said a lack of oxygen was the most likely reason his heart had stopped beating.
# George Floyd
Paramedic tells court George Floyd was 'deceased' when he arrived on scene
Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter.
# derek chauvin
Graphic bodycam footage of George Floyd's arrest played at murder trial
Derek Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter.
# George Floyd
Shop worker tells US court about receiving counterfeit bank note from George Floyd
Christopher Martin said that as he stood on the kerb a short time later watching Floyd’s arrest, he felt “disbelief — and guilt”.