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Nation Oct 22Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death
A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains.
Nation Oct 20Department of Justice announces center to help police, offers aid to Minneapolis
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force.
Nation Oct 07Derek Chauvin, ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death, freed on $1 million bond
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison.
Nation Sep 24Pence, Ivanka bring law-and-order tour to Minneapolis
Pence and Ivanka Trump planned a "listening session" Thursday at an airport hotel with a "Cops for Trump" group. They also plan to hear from people who Trump's reelection campaign said have been hurt by crime and violent extremism.
Nation Sep 11WATCH: George Floyd’s family speaks out after hearing for officers charged in his death
The former officers are in court Friday for a hearing on several issues, including the prosecution’s request to hold a joint trial.
Nation Aug 29Blake’s family to lead Kenosha rally against police violence
Family members of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed after a Kenosha police officer shot him in the back, are leading a march and rally Saturday to call for an end to police violence.
Nation Aug 28Misinformation, police mistrust stir unrest in Minneapolis
After a Black man fatally shot himself on a pedestrian plaza in downtown Minneapolis, rumors of another police shooting in the city still reeling from the death of George Floyd began spreading quickly on social media, sending concerned residents and…
Nation Jul 15WATCH: Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death
Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Nation Jul 10Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disability for PTSD, says lawyer
The anticipated departures will take months to process and come amid a spike in violent crime and as city leaders continue to push a proposal to dismantle the police department.
Nation Jul 09Transcripts show officer told George Floyd ‘It takes … a lot of oxygen to talk’ before his death
The officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck dismissed his pleas in the moments before he died, saying "it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk."…