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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."…
Nation Jun 26Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Department
The council voted Friday in favor of a proposal to amend the city charter to replace the current department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention."…
Nation Jun 22In Minneapolis, talk of changing police department means taking on union
The fiery leader of Minneapolis' police union has built a reputation of defying the city, long before he offered the union's full support to the officers charged in George Floyd's death.
Nation Jun 10WATCH: Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises reform
The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Nation Jun 08Minneapolis police reform plan would require insurance for officers
Several advocacy groups are presenting their own recommendations to reform law enforcement in Minneapolis, a day after the majority of the City Council signaled support for abolishing the police department.
Nation Jun 04WATCH: George Floyd remembered at memorial service in Minneapolis
The memorial services to honor George Floyd are extraordinary: three cities over six days, with a chance for mourners to pay their respects in the communities where he was born, grew up, and died.
Nation Jun 02Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis police over Floyd death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd by an officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped…
Nation Jun 01Independent autopsy for George Floyd contradicts prosecutors’ findings
The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck. Floyd, a black man who was in handcuffs at the time, died a week ago after…