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Thursday, May 13, 2021



Four ex-Minneapolis cops indicted on US civil rights charges in George Floyd death

May 07, 2021 10:16 pm

Floyd's, 46, arrest and death, which a bystander captured on cellphone video, sparked protests nationwide and widespread calls for an end to police brutality and racial inequities.

Derek Chauvin verdict brings a rare rebuke of police conduct

April 21, 2021 8:05 am

The verdict, which could send the former officer, Derek Chauvin, to prison for decades, was a rare rebuke of police violence, following case after case of officers going without charges or convictions after killing Black men, women and children.

Explained: The protests near Minneapolis following death of Daunte Wright

April 13, 2021 10:42 am

Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police in Brooklyn Center near Minneapolis last week after a 20-year-old Black man, identified as Daunte Wright, was shot dead by the police.

Police fatally shoot Black man in traffic stop near Minneapolis, protests erupt

April 12, 2021 12:59 pm

As angry crowds swelled into the hundreds outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department building on Sunday night, officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets and lobbed flash bangs at protesters and let off clouds of chemical irritants.

Police chief: Kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policy

April 06, 2021 9:20 am

Continuing to kneel on Floyd's neck once he was handcuffed behind his back and lying on his stomach was in no way, shape or form part of department policy or training, and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said.

A knee on a neck can kill, Minneapolis homicide lieutenant says at Chauvin murder trial

April 02, 2021 10:34 pm

Chauvin, who is white, was fired by the city’s police department the day after he was captured on video on top of a dying Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man in handcuffs, in a scene that sparked protests against police brutality around the world.

At Chauvin trial, jury selection is first battleground

March 08, 2021 1:27 pm

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death.

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.

Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

July 16, 2020 7:53 am

The lawsuit came the same day that members of a city charter commission took public comments on a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Many residents strongly favoured putting the proposal to a citywide vote in November.

Minneapolis council majority backs disbanding police force

June 08, 2020 9:18 am

The move to defund or abolish the Minneapolis department is far from assured, with the civil rights investigation likely to unfold over the next several months.