Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to twenty-two and half years imprisonment for murder of George Floyd

A judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22-1/2 years in prison on Friday for the murder of George Floyd during an arrest in May 2020, video of which galvanized a national protest movement against racism. A jury found Chauvin, who is white, guilty on April 20 of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder… Read More Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to twenty-two and half years imprisonment for murder of George Floyd

UK Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition following shooting incident

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is critically ill after being shot in the head in south London in the early hours of Sunday, her political party said. London’s Metropolitan Police appealed for witnesses after offices found a woman, who they said was thought to be in her 20s, suffering a gunshot injury in Peckham.… Read More UK Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition following shooting incident

U.S. prosecutors charge three white men with hate crimes over murder of Ahmaud Arbery

U.S. prosecutors charged three white men in Georgia on Wednesday with federal hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who died last year after they gunned him down while he was jogging through a suburban neighborhood. The Justice Department said that former police officer Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis… Read More U.S. prosecutors charge three white men with hate crimes over murder of Ahmaud Arbery

U.S. judge rules against video release of fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

A North Carolina judge on Wednesday rejected requests from media organizations and the local sheriff for the immediate release of videos showing law enforcement’s shooting death of Andrew Brown, Jr., siding with arguments their disclosure could jeopardize ongoing investigations. Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten and roughly 20 media organizations had filed petitions to release officers’… Read More U.S. judge rules against video release of fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday fatally shot a Black teenage girl they confronted as she lunged at two people with a knife, as seen in police video footage of the encounter, authorities said. The incident, sparking street protests in Ohio’s largest city, came as the nation was focused on the guilty verdict a Minneapolis… Read More Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Jury convicts former policeman Derek Chauvin for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder on Tuesday in the arrest of George Floyd, a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans. The 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty of all charges including second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter… Read More Jury convicts former policeman Derek Chauvin for murder of George Floyd

Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

One of the U.S. police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the officer who prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed in her apartment have been dismissed, their union said. Taylor was fatally shot when police entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky on March… Read More Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday cleared a white police officer of criminal charges in the shooting a Black man from behind in the presence of his young children, leaving him paralyzed and triggering deadly protests that inflamed U.S. racial tensions. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley found officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense while responding to… Read More Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man