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Ex-Minneapolis officer given two and a half years over George Floyd killing

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A federal judge has sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane to two and a half years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, calling Lane’s role in the restraint that killed Floyd “a very s...

Police on Trial: two years after the killing of George Floyd, what has changed?

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Journalist Libor Jany was working a holiday shift when he received a cryptic text message from a police spokesperson about a press conference outside city hall. “Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs an...

Seen and Unseen review: George Floyd, Black Twitter and the fight for racial justice

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Nearly all the books I have read about the internet have deepened my fears about the net effect of social media on the health of our body politic. For example, I thought three facts from the congressman Ro Khanna’s re...

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

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A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd and agreed to spend three years in state prison, officials said. Thomas Lane’s plea to a count of aiding an...

Buffalo police cleared over pushing 75-year-old George Floyd protester

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An arbitrator has ruled that two Buffalo police officers did not violate use-of-force guidelines when they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground in June 2020, during racial injustice protests following the murd...

Three ex-officers found guilty on federal charges in George Floyd killing

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A jury has convicted three former Minneapolis police officers of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Floyd, a Black man, was killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin. His video-taped death triggered widespread ...

‘Excited delirium’ emerges as key issue in trial of officers accused over George Floyd death

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Use of the controversial label “excited delirium” by first responders when subduing people exhibiting signs of severe agitation has emerged as a key issue in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police office...

‘A George Floyd every 23 minutes’: fury at refugee’s brutal murder at Rio beach

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Thousands of demonstrators are expected to hit Brazil’s streets on Saturday to protest against the murder of a young Congolese refugee whose killing – captured in spine-chilling video footage – has caused an explosion...

‘Slow journey to justice’: trial of three ex-police officers involved in George Floyd murder begins

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The bitter arctic blast, which had Minnesota temperatures below 0F last week, didn’t stop protestors from hosting a rally as the three lesser-known police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd faced their t...

Texas governor Greg Abbott stays silent on whether he will pardon George Floyd

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Doling out pardons is a Christmas tradition for Greg Abbott, who grants them typically for minor offenses committed years or decades ago. This year, one name stands out on the Republican Texas governor’s desk: George ...

Police sued over death of Oakland man that drew comparisons to George Floyd

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The family of an Oakland man who died after police held him down filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday, contending officers asphyxiated him during a confrontation that drew protests and comparisons to the death of ...

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to civil rights charges in killing of George Floyd

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has admitted to violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the arrest that killed Floyd in May 2020, sparking mass racial justice protests across the US and beyond. Ch...

‘I had a big gasp’: George Floyd jurors speak on the trial, the video and the verdict

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Jurors in the landmark George Floyd murder trial spoke about the life-altering case and how the experience still affects them, in an interview with CNN on Thursday. Seven jury members, out of a total 12, sat down with...

An arrest at the George Floyd protests: Mel D Cole’s best photograph

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I took this on the first day of the protests in Foley Square, New York, following the murder of George Floyd. I’ve witnessed protests before but nothing like this. It was intense, volatile and angry. People were sick ...

Derek Chauvin to appeal against George Floyd convictions

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The former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filed an intent to appeal with the Minnesota state appellate court over his murder conviction for the death of George Floyd. A jury found Chauvin, who is white, ...

Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme

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A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job. Sgt Geraint Jones received a final written warning by a police disciplinar...

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