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George Floyd Murder: Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail

Derek Chauvin, white ex-officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 was sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. Mr Floyd, 48, died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes. His murder caused global protests against racism and police brutality. Chauvin, 45, was convicted of second-degree […]

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Grand jury indicts four former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s death

A¬†federal grand jury formally accused four former Minneapolis police officers in connection with the death of George Floyd, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights, according to court documents Minnesota court. The indictment says Derek Chauvin who was convicted last month on state murder charges in the Black man’s death, deprived Floyd of the right […]

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Minneapolis police officer guilty of killing George Floyd requests fresh fair trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial. Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court documents alleging misconduct by both prosecutors and jurors. The New York Times reported that the jury’s decision could be overturned because of the evidence in […]

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United States: Federal investigation launched to look into Minneapolis policing practices

A federal investigation was launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The justice department will look at whether there has been a pattern “of unconstitutional or unlawful policing”, Attorney General Merrick Garland said. The attorney general added […]

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George Floyd: Police officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder

Former police officer Derek Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year. Chuvin was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest last May. The widely watched footage sparked worldwide protests against racism and excessive use of […]

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Minnesota, United States: Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of carjacking was shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, according to the Burnsville Police Department. The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville, which is about 16 miles […]

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Daunte Wright: Police officer who fatally shot Black motorist charged with manslaughter

The police officer who fatally shot a young Black motorist during a traffic stop in Minnesota, igniting several nights of civil unrest, was charged with manslaughter on Wednesday, a day after the officer turned in her badge. Daunte Wright, 20, was pulled over Sunday in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center for what police said […]

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Minneapolis officer meant to deploy Taser but instead shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright

Minneapolis Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at crowd gathered to protest the killing of a Black man by a police officer in a Minneapolis suburb on Monday. It was the second night of protests after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer, identified by authorities as Officer Kim Potter, during a […]

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Minneapolis Police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man after stopping his vehicle for traffic violation

Protests erupted against police when an officer fatally shot a young Black man after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation on Sunday about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis last May. Angry crowds swelled into the hundreds outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department building on Sunday night, […]

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George Floyd’s brother asks United Nations to investigate killing of black people at the hands of US police

The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police. Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed. He said this proved that black […]

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Picture of black man carrying injured white man at London protests goes viral

“That’s not what we do!” Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out during chaotic scenes in London on Saturday, when mostly peaceful anti-racist demonstrations turned into violent scuffles with counter-protesters in the area. Then he saw the man who had uttered them – a black protester emerging from the melee carrying an injured […]

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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered […]