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EXPLAINER: Chauvin's lawyer asks to probe alleged jury bias

The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict”

EXPLAINER: Noor ruling could have impact for other ex-cops

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court is deciding how to interpret the state's third-degree murder statute in a police killing case that is expected to have repercussions for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.

March trial schedule set for 3 ex-officers in Floyd's death

A more detailed trial schedule for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd has been set for next March.

Crews work to reopen Floyd square, activists close it again

Crews returned to a Minneapolis intersection where a memorial to George Floyd was assembled after his death last year and worked to reopen it to traffic by removing debris and makeshift barriers.

Judge grants delay in civil rights case over Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A magistrate judge has delayed until September the arraignment of four former Minneapolis police officers charged with federal civil rights violations in George Floyd's death, ruling Friday that the case is complex and not subject to time restraints under the Speedy Trial Act.

Chauvin defense asks for lesser sentencing, proposes probation

On Wednesday, the defense attorney for ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asked for a downward sentencing departure for his client. 

Chauvin makes appearance on federal charges in Floyd's death

The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death is scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court to face charges alleging he violated Floyd's civil rights...

George Floyd's family holds rally, march in brother's memory

Members of George Floyd's family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens in Minneapolis on Sunday for a march that was one of several events planned nationwide to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd's death.

Floyd killing prompts some states to limit or ban chokeholds

At least 17 states, including Minnesota, have enacted legislation to ban or restrict the practice, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Before Floyd was killed, only two states, Tennessee and Illinois, had bans on police hold techniques that restrict the airway or blood flow to the brain when pressure is applied to the neck.

Floyd legislation reveals divide in police-reform movement

As the anniversary of Floyd's death approaches, some reform supporters say the best way to honor him would be for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. But many activists warn that some of the proposed reforms have not been enough to stop past police abuses, reflecting a divide within the movement over what would constitute real progress.

Minneapolis suburb OKs roadmap for policing changes

The Brooklyn Center City Council voted 4-1 Saturday for a resolution to create new divisions of unarmed civilian employees to handle non-moving traffic violations and respond to mental health crises. It also limits situations in which officers can make arrests and requires more de-escalation efforts by police before using deadly force.

Trial for 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd's death pushed to March

Attorneys for three former Minneapolis officers awaiting trial in George Floyd's death will be in court Thursday to argue pretrial motions...

EXPLAINER: How will judge's ruling affect Chauvin sentence?

Derek Chauvin could face a much harsher prison sentence after a judge found several aggravating factors in George Floyd's death.

Judge to consider aggravating factors in sentencing of Derek Chauvin

A Hennepin County judge has ruled that he will consider aggravating factors in the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

Floyd's brother, nephew react to ex-cops' federal indictment

George Floyd's brother and nephew expressed gratitude Saturday after a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. The three-count indictment unsealed Friday "put a smile on our faces" and "holds these guys to accountability," said Rodney Floyd, George Floyd's brother.

Chauvin attorney files motion for new trial

Tuesday, the attorney for Derek Chauvin filed a motion for a new trial for the former Minneapolis police officer.

Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement. About 20 states still largely prohibit their release, however.

Deputy shooting becomes part of city's long history on race

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told a friend that George Floyd's killing - and others like it - would never happen in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Chauvin juror: After intense trial, verdict was 'easy part'

A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a white former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said most of deliberations was primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions.

Floyd verdict won't remove blocks to police accountability

President Biden called the verdicts a "giant step toward justice." But pervasive legal roadblocks to police accountability remain firmly in place.