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

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

George Floyd’s family files lawsuit against Minneapolis, four officers over his death

George Floyd’s family sued Minneapolis and four police officers for wrongful death on Wednesday, alleging police violated their own rules and U.S. Justice Department warnings by kneeling on the neck of the handcuffed Black man for nearly nine minutes. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump filed the suit seeking monetary damages on behalf of Floyd’s children… Read More George Floyd’s family files lawsuit against Minneapolis, four officers over his death

U.S. Democratic politicians urge police reform as protests continue in various cities

Prominent Democratic politicians on Friday embraced the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, adopting their slogans and announcing reforms as tensions remained high in major cities. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump over his sometimes heavy-handed response to the… Read More U.S. Democratic politicians urge police reform as protests continue in various cities

Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking… Read More Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

Minnesota’s attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level charges against three other sacked officers, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday. George Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on… Read More Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city. Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on a bystander’s cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd’s… Read More Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. The video, taken by an onlooker to Monday night’s fatal… Read More Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis