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Officer was on George Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes: Prosecutors

March 05, 2021 8:46 am

The documents don't list an exact time for when Chauvin began kneeling on Floyd, but instead provide a narrative for when Floyd was first pressed to the ground.

US House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill, Senate prospects unclear

March 04, 2021 9:29 am

One of its most controversial provisions would change "qualified immunity" for police, further opening the door for lawsuits over the use of excessive force.

The killing of George Floyd tore Minneapolis apart. Now comes the trial.

February 11, 2021 10:52 am

The officer, Derek Chauvin, believed that the case against him was so devastating that he agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder. But at the last minute the deal fell apart after William Barr, the attorney general at the time, rejected the arrangement.

Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during traffic stop

December 31, 2020 11:47 am

Videos posted online by a reporter for The Star Tribune showed that people quickly descended on the scene, some of whom were shouting at the police.

2020 in review: 10 landmark global events that shaped the year

January 01, 2021 9:45 pm

Here are ten moments that made global headlines in 2020. From the impact of coronavirus to Joe Biden getting elected as the US President, take a look at the events that stood out.

Indian-American in Time's 'Heroes of 2020' for giving shelter to 70 George Floyd protesters

December 11, 2020 4:45 pm

Dubey said he gave about 70 protesters refuge in his home, housing them overnight to avoid curfew breaches.

Jared Kushner, employing racist stereotype, questions if black Americans ‘want to be successful’

October 27, 2020 10:19 am

Kushner said that after the killing in May of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody — an event that set off global protests about systemic racism, and which Kushner referred to as the “George Floyd situation” — a lot of people were more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on USD 1 million bond

October 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died on May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for several minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.

Ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death freed on USD 1 million bond

October 08, 2020 8:26 am

Floyd family attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci released a statement saying Chauvin's release ``is a painful reminder`` that the family is far from getting justice.

Trump on BLM protests: Bunch of thugs, did not even spare Gandhi statue

September 19, 2020 12:01 pm

Donald Trump the statue of Gandhi in Washington DC was vandalised by unknown miscreants at the peak of the nationwide protests.


'Stop Trump': Federal agents clash with protesters in Portland

July 22, 2020 11:00 am

President Donald Trump's decision to send federal agents to Portland has given new momentum to protests that had begun to devolve into chaos with smaller and smaller crowds.

Art of protest against George Floyd's death

June 17, 2020 8:31 pm

Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day May 25.

Goodbye George Floyd, you united the world against racism

June 10, 2020 3:21 pm

George Floyd was eulogised at his funeral on Wednesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.”

'Black Lives Matter Plaza' is drawn into history amid protests over George Floyd killing

June 06, 2020 4:08 pm

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the painting is intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

From Lewis Hamilton to Liverpool stars, International athletes back protests in US

June 03, 2020 8:16 am

From Lewis Hamilton to Liverpool, the sporting world came out in support of #BlackLivesMatter after the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck.

Tear gas, firecrackers, burning cars: How US cities look as protests intensify

May 31, 2020 5:53 pm

Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles