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Aug 29, 2023

Denver to pay $4.7M to settle claims over protests

DENVER — Denver will pay $4.7 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged that protesters were unjustly targeted for violating the city’s curfew during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in 2020. City councilors unanimously agreed to the deal Monday without any debate. The lawsuit alleged that the city directed police to […]

Aug 7, 2023

Ex-officer faces sentencing on state charge in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS — The last former Minneapolis police officer to face sentencing in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd will learn Monday whether he will spend additional time in prison. Tou Thao has testified he merely served as a “human traffic cone” when he held back concerned bystanders who gathered as […]

Jul 21, 2023

Chauvin to ask US Supreme Court to review conviction in Floyd murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin says they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his second-degree murder conviction in George Floyd's killing. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday denied without comment Chauvin's petition for his case to be heard, maintaining his conviction and 22 1/2-year sentence. Chauvin's attorney said Wednesday the most[...]

May 18, 2023

Man who witnessed George Floyd murder by police suing Minneapolis over officers’ actions

One of the most vocal bystanders as a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd three years ago is suing the city, alleging he was assaulted and suffered emotional distress as he witnessed the handcuffed Black man beg for his life, go limp and stop breathing. Donald Williams of Minneapolis filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hennepin […]

Mar 23, 2023

Lead Derek Chauvin prosecutor appointed to be state judge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the state’s lead prosecutors who helped convict Derek Chauvin of murder in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd has been appointed as a judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota’s governor announced Tuesday. Gov. Tim Walz said Matt Frank “will be a remarkable judge who will approach this position with the […]

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