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# Minneapolis

Last year
Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judge sentences US police officer who killed black motorist Daunte Wright to two years
Kim Potter was convicted in December of first- and second-degree manslaughter.
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.
All time
Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright
Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.
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.
Minneapolis votes 'no' on replacing police department after Floyd death
Over 56% voted against amending the Minneapolis City Charter to create the new department.
Former police officer convicted of George Floyd's murder files appeal
Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.
George Floyd murder: 22.5-year sentence for former US police officer Derek Chauvin
US President Joe Biden said the jail sentence was “appropriate”.
Campaigners in Minneapolis continue with a fourth night of protests after shooting death
Winston Boogie Smith Jr died after being shot by members of a US Marshals task force.
Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals
Winston Boogie Smith Jr died on Thursday night in Minneapolis.
George Floyd’s family joins rally on anniversary of his murder
The event was one of several planned across the US.
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.
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.
'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.
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.
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.
Former Minnesota police officer arrested on manslaughter charge in shooting of Daunte Wright
The officer faces a maximum of 10 years in jail if convicted of second-degree manslaughter.
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 in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'
The city is already experiencing tensions as the George Floyd murder trial continues.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.
Police in Minneapolis fatally shoot man during traffic stop
Witnesses reportedly said the man had shot at police first.
Police in George Floyd case to face trial together in Minneapolis
Lawyers for the four former officers had urged the judge to move the trial away from the city.
George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers
Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.
US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year
Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.
Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department
The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.
Justin Trudeau takes a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Canada
“These are not just black Canadians. It’s everyone who’s saying black lives matter.”
More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd
After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.
Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial
Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.
Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder
George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.
Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled
A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.
Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death
America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s.
Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death
Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd
The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.
Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was ostracised by the NFL after his own protest in 2016.