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MINNEAPOLIS NEWS

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.

Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death

June 06, 2020 11:23 am

The changes are part of a stipulation posted online between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which launched a civil rights investigation this week in response to the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd death: New charges may give prosecutors clearer path to conviction

June 04, 2020 8:29 am

A more serious second-degree murder charge has been added against Derek Chauvin. The three other officers all face two counts - aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Family autopsy: Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure

June 02, 2020 3:01 pm

The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner's body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd's brain, and weight on his back made it hard to breathe, attorney Ben Crump said at a news conference.

Journalists covering US protests face assault, arrest

June 01, 2020 2:53 pm

In some incidents, members of the news media appeared to be targeted, by police and protesters alike, the USA Today reported.

Violent protests allow Trump to tweet about looting rather than murder by police officer: Cuomo

June 01, 2020 1:11 pm

Nationwide violent protests have erupted in the US after a white police officer kneeled on 46-year-old George Floyd's neck, killing him on the spot on May 25 in Minneapolis.

George Floyd's funeral to be held in Houston

June 01, 2020 10:23 am

His death has triggered nationwide protests. Officer Derek Chauvin has been fired, and on Friday was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, the authorities said.

Minneapolis NGO calls for food donation for the needy amid unrest, wins praise online

May 31, 2020 6:50 pm

As clashes continued in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, Touchstone Mental Health, a non-profit organisation, requested donations for Minnehaha Commons residents.

Explained: The National Guard, activated amid protests over George Floyd's death

June 02, 2020 1:49 pm

The National Guard can be mobilised by the President of the United States whenever more units are needed to maintain national security.