Ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death faces 9 tax evasion counts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd was charged Wednesday with multiple felony counts of tax evasion, according to criminal complaints that allege he and his wife didn’t report income from various jobs, including more than $95,000 for his off-duty security work. Derek Chauvin and […]

Lawyer seeks London police apology over Black man’s arrest

LONDON (AP) — The lawyer for a Black man filmed being pinned down by a London police officer who appeared to kneel on his neck said Saturday that the force should apologize to his client, and claimed the incident “mirrors” the death of George Floyd in the United States. Marcus Coutain was detained on a […]

Video of Black man’s arrest puts London police in spotlight

LONDON (AP) — One London police officer was suspended and another given restricted duties Friday after a video of an arrest appeared to show an officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck. Footage of the arrest in north London on Thursday shows two officers holding down the handcuffed man. At the beginning of the 2 […]

Minneapolis cops required to report de-escalation efforts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department is changing its policy on reporting use of force incidents to require that officers document their attempts to de-escalate a situation in all incidents, whether or not they end with force being used, the mayor and police chief announced Tuesday. The change, announced amid calls for widespread police […]

Minnesota judge lifts gag order in George Floyd case

A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take under advisement a news media coalition’s request to make body camera footage more widely available.

Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to shift police media duties from the Police Department to city staff in what one council member called a move to improve trust, amid calls for changes in policing after George Floyd’s death. The change was approved 9-3. Some council members wanted more time to consider […]

Minnesota judge lifts gag order in George Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take under advisement a news media coalition’s request to make body camera footage more widely available. In announcing his ruling, Hennepin County District Court Judge […]

Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. The civil […]

Media: Body camera video in Floyd case should be made public

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of news media outlets is seeking public access to body camera video recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd, while attorneys for the officers are asking that a gag order in the case be lifted, according to court documents filed Monday. Attorneys for the coalition of […]

Fired police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, one of four officers fired after George Floyd’s death, was arrested and charged with murder Friday. Chauvin, the former officer seen in a bystander video Monday kneeling on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. He had worked […]

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