U.S. court jails former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane for three years for killing of George Floyd

A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting in the killing of George Floyd, a Black man whose death outraged people around the world, was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. Thomas Lane appeared via video link at his brief sentencing hearing in Hennepin County… Read More U.S. court jails former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane for three years for killing of George Floyd

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

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen on a bystander’s video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer kneels on his neck for several minutes. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the officers’ dismissal on Twitter,… Read More Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man