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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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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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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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Man grown 1,065kg pumpkin wins $16,450 in prize money

A man based out of Minnesota cultivated a pumpkin that weighs a massive 1,065 kg and he won a huge amount of money after he took home the first prize in a Northern California pumpkin-growing competition. Mr Gienger won the first prize in the 47th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon in […]

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19-year-old girl receives Starbucks drink with “ISIS” written on it

A 19-year-old woman in Minnesota received her coffee cup with the word “ISIS” written on it. The Muslim woman identified as Aishah said she was wearing a hijab and face mask when she ordered a beverage at a Target store in St. Paul. “ISIS” – an abbreviation for the Islamic State terrorist group. “The moment […]

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Judge sets conditional bail of $1 million for ex-cop charged with George Floyd’s murder

A Minneapolis judge set a $1 million bail for police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday as he made his first court appearance charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death sparked nationwide protests. Chauvin, who was filmed on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd’s neck until he expired, […]

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Minneapolis city council vows to dismantle police department

A majority of Minneapolis City Council has pledged to dismantle the local police department, a significant move amid nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death last month. Nine of the 13 councillors said a “new model of public safety” would be created in a city where law enforcement has been accused of racism. Mayor Jacob […]

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George Floyd died of lack of oxygen, private post-mortem finds

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official preliminary examination carried out by […]

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Violence spreads in cities across US over killing of George Floyd

Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Minnesota’s governor said the tragedy of the death of George Floyd in police custody had morphed into “something much different – wanton destruction”. New York, Atlanta, Portland and other cities […]

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Suspended Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck taken into custody

The former Minneapolis police officer who was seen in a viral video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck before the unarmed black man died this week was taken into custody Friday by state authorities, according to John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody […]

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Violent clashes erupt in Minnesota following death of George Floyd in police custody

Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters in the US city of Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars. Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning “I can’t breathe” as a policeman kneels on […]