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DOJ Will Investigate the Minneapolis Police Department

Merrick Garland announces 'pattern or practice' probe

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announced a wide-ranging DOJ investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, saying the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial "does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis." And that's exactly what the DOJ "pattern or practice" investigation will attempt to...

After the Chauvin Verdict: &#39;This Is Our Selma Moment&#39;
After the Chauvin
Verdict: 'This Is
Our Selma Moment'
THE RUNDOWN

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'

Reaction and backlash after ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - The aftereffects of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd are still being felt across the nation and around the world, with one of Floyd's brothers noting, "This is a day for celebration," per CNN . Tuesday was also...

How Derek Chauvin's Sentencing Could Play Out

Former Minneapolis cop faces up to 40 years behind bars

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks after he was convicted Tuesday on all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer faces up to 40 years behind bars, ABC News reports. That's the maximum sentence for the most...

Meet the Teen Girl Who Took Critical Video of Chauvin, Floyd

Darnella Frazier filmed fatal encounter with Derek Chauvin

(Newser) - The teen girl who filmed George Floyd's death under Derek Chauvin's knee is being widely praised following Chauvin's conviction on all three counts of Floyd's murder and manslaughter . The cellphone video taken by Darnella Frazier , who was 17 when she came upon the scene outside Cup...

Biden: 'It Was a Murder in the Full Light of Day'

Chauvin could still face federal charges

(Newser) - The verdict against Derek Chauvin "can be a moment of significant change," President Biden said in a White House speech Tuesday, hours after a jury found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The Black man's death "...

Videos of Killings By Police Aren&#39;t Helping
Stop Showing Videos
of Killings by Police
opinion

Stop Showing Videos of Killings by Police

People of color shouldn't need to build 'video empathy before justice,' Allissa Richardson says

(Newser) - Allissa Richardson once thought videos showing police brutality would bring justice. Proving to everyone what people of color encounter with police would bring change. Richardson has changed her mind, she writes in an essay on Vox , after repeatedly seeing George Floyd die on television. The practice invites a victim'...

Lawmakers From Both Parties Praise Guilty Verdict

'Today, a jury did the right thing,' Obama says

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties are expressing satisfaction with Tuesday’s guilty verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin for murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, the AP reports. Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters says: “I’m not celebrating, I’m relieved." Sen. Tim Scott, the chamber’...

Relief, Elation as Chauvin Found Guilty

Floyd family lawyer welcomes 'painfully earned justice'

(Newser) - Derek Chauvin showed little emotion as the three guilty verdicts against him in the death of George Floyd were read out Tuesday, but there was jubilation outside the Minneapolis court building. The AP reports that there were cheers among hundreds of people gathered in a nearby park and people flooded...

Jury Reaches Verdict in Derek Chauvin Case
Derek Chauvin
Guilty on All Counts
UPDATED

Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Counts

Former Minneapolis officer will be sentenced in 8 weeks

(Newser) - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin learned his fate as a tense nation watched Tuesday. The jury found Chauvin guilty on all three counts he was charged with in the May 25 death of George Floyd—second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The most serious charge, second-degree murder,...

Biden Calls Case Against Chauvin 'Overwhelming'

After talking to Floyd's family, president says evidence against Chauvin is 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - President Biden said Tuesday that he considers the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death to be "overwhelming." He told reporters in the Oval Office that he felt free to say that because the Minneapolis jury is sequestered, the AP reports. Biden added that he's...

Chauvin Case Goes to Jury
Chauvin Case Goes to Jury

Chauvin Case Goes to Jury

Judge rejects request for mistrial

(Newser) - The murder case against former Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest. The jury of six white members and six Black or multiracial ones was sent off to begin deliberating after nearly a full...

In Court Monday, a Rare Look at Chauvin&#39;s Face
Chauvin Takes Mask Off
as His Lawyer Speaks
UPDATED

Chauvin Takes Mask Off as His Lawyer Speaks

Jury is expected to begin deliberations Monday

(Newser) - It's the biggest day yet in the Derek Chauvin trial, with both sides presenting closing arguments. They are expected to wrap up in time to allow the jury to begin deliberations on Monday. The AP , meanwhile, notes that the former Minneapolis officer accused of murdering George Floyd took his...

Greene's Hit at Maxine Waters: 'Incitement of Violence'

GOP congresswoman says she'll try to get Dem colleague expelled

(Newser) - If anyone knows what it feels like to have colleagues try to remove you from your job, it's Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP congresswoman from Georgia who's had her committee roles stripped away and even had a resolution filed against her to expel her from the House. That...

Former Home of Derek Chauvin Trial Expert Smeared With Pig's Blood

Barry Brodd said Derek Chauvin 'was acting with objective reasonableness'

(Newser) - Pig's blood was on early Saturday smeared across the former home of the use-of-force expert who testified for the defense at Derek Chauvin's trial. Police responded to a home in Santa Rosa, Calif., around 3am after the homeowner reported a group of people dressed in black throwing the...

Chauvin Won&#39;t Take Stand as His Defense Rests
Derek Chauvin
Will Not Take the Stand
UPDATED

Derek Chauvin Will Not Take the Stand

Former officer invokes the 5th Amendment in the George Floyd murder trial

(Newser) - Jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial won't be hearing from the former officer himself. Chauvin told Judge Peter Cahill on Thursday that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and not testify, reports the Washington Post . "Is this your decision?" the judge asked, per the AP...

George Floyd's Girlfriend Has Link to Daunte Wright

Courteney Ross was a dean at a high school he attended

(Newser) - Daunte Wright was shot dead roughly 11 miles from where George Floyd was killed, per Newsweek . That's not the only connection the two men share. The Washington Post reports that a more personal link has emerged: It turns out Floyd's former girlfriend, Courteney Ross , was a dean at...

Defense Expert Says Chauvin's Actions 'Justified'

Prosecution has rested its case

(Newser) - One of the first witnesses called by Derek Chauvin's defense Tuesday testified that he felt the former officer's actions in the arrest of George Floyd were "justified." Use-of-force expert and former police instructor Barry Brodd said that after reviewing the evidence, he felt the former officer...

Little Brother Tells Court About Growing Up With George Floyd

Philonise Floyd tears up when discussing his brother's relationship with their mother

(Newser) - Philonise Floyd took the witness stand in Minneapolis on Thursday to tell the court about his oldest brother, George—whom he described as "a leader in our household" when the two were growing up. That began with helping the younger children get ready for school, NPR reports. "George...

Medical Expert: Drugs, Heart Condition Didn't Kill Floyd

Judge rejects request to sequester jury

(Newser) - "I can state with a high degree of medical certainty that George Floyd did not die from a cardiac event and he did not die from an overdose," the latest medical expert to testify at the trial of Derek Chauvin said Monday. Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist testifying...

SNL Takes On Derek Chauvin Trial in Cold Open

'Eye on Minnesota' spoofs news coverage

(Newser) - Never a show to shy away from politically hot topics, Saturday Night Live took on the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial in this week's cold open. In a morning news show spoof called "Eye on Minnesota," fictional news anchors played by Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Alex Moffat, and...

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