The announcement of federal charges against Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao caused a postponement of the state’s case against the latter three. Meanwhile, here’s what to expect in the federal case.
A year after Floyd’s death, the five share — in their own words — their experiences. What has changed. And what hasn’t.
A Minneapolis legal case from a century ago led to Darnella Frazier’s ability to record and retain possession of her video, and the capability of commercial corporations to publish it.
The announcement of the verdict spurred outbursts of joy and celebration — and action. After a few moments of cheering and flag-waving, the crowd that had gathered in front of the Hennepin County Government Center spilled out onto the surrounding streets, halting traffic.
So far, Wright’s death has led to second-degree manslaughter charges against the officer involved; ignited a series of demonstrations; and prompted a shakeup of Brooklyn Center city government.
As the Derek Chauvin trial proceeds inside the Hennepin County Government Center courthouse, a small community of activists and vendors stand vigil.
The ACLU and the Freedom Fund oppose the proposal, saying it could put domestic violence victims in danger and distract from broader efforts to change the cash bail system in Minnesota.
The request came after the city of Minneapolis announced a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd, the man Chauvin is accused of killing.
As the trial nears, residents throughout the city are reviving safety and solidarity networks that sprang up shortly after the killing of George Floyd.
To be illegal according to the bill, disseminating the information would have to pose “an imminent and serious threat” to the safety of a police officer or a member of their household.
Even as top lawmakers pledge to negotiate a compromise over funding for extra security for the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the episode has highlighted the deep divisions between the state’s rural and urban areas.
A bill advancing through the Minnesota Senate aims to put Minneapolis on the hook for any law enforcement help it receives from around the state during the March trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The idea is to entice law enforcement from other parts of Minnesota to help with security around the trial for the ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd. But the plan has already faced opposition from legislative Republicans.
Gov. Tim Walz wants to authorize $150 million in bonds to help redevelop parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A GOP proposal, meanwhile, would bar any state disaster aid from paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in the riots.
A Q&A with Jamal Osman, who won the Aug. 11 special election for the Minneapolis City Council seat representing Ward 6.
Some hailed the policing legislation for significantly changing law enforcement in Minnesota. But when it comes to the question of residency incentives, lawmakers may not have changed anything at all.
Even as lawmakers celebrated the bill’s passage, a debate broke out over whether the Legislature should have done more to reform policing in Minnesota after the killing of George Floyd.
Petitions have been circulating on social media the past month or so, demanding school reforms in Minnetonka, Eastern Carver County, Rochester and elsewhere.
The bill was supported by Democrats but received little support from Republicans, whose own police-reform effort was blocked in the Senate the day prior.
The answers we are looking for are right here, in front of our eyes, if we know where to look.