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Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The family of George Floyd pushed back against accusations levied against him in court on Friday after lawyers claimed he had taken drugs prior to his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police in May. Defense attorneys for the four officers charged in Floyd’s death claimed he […]

Hennepin County Jail BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS     (MINNEAPOLIS) — A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man’s death was allegedly from a drug overdose and not caused by the […]

Courtesy Ben Crump LawBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) — The family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of the 46-year-old Black man that ignited nationwide protests and demands for major reforms to U.S. policing. The suit was […]

iStock/niratBy: BILL HUTCHINSON and ALEX PEREZ, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The four fired Minneapolis police officers criminally charged in the death of George Floyd appeared before a judge on Monday for a brief pre-trial hearing that was also attended by Floyd’s aunt and uncle, who sat in the front row. Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, […]

Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty ImagesBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey’s Department of Corrections has removed an officer after a video purportedly showed him mocking the death of George Floyd. The agency tweeted Tuesday that “removal charges have been served” on the officer, who was identified by the local union as […]

(NEW YORK) — Eight Minnesota correctional officers of color have filed a discrimination complaint alleging they were barred from guarding the white former police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, a Black man. The eight minority officers assigned to the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul complained to the Minnesota Department of Human […]

ABC News(HOUSTON) — BY: JOANNE ROSA George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said on “The View” Tuesday that he believes “everybody is getting closer to justice” for his brother “because everybody’s feeling united” in protests. The demonstrations demanding police reforms and in support of Black Lives Matter have drawn thousands of people around the world in […]

iStockBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Many minority police officers have found themselves in a unique position during the current debate over police reform. Members of black and Latino police associations say their members have experienced both what it feels like to be targeted by prejudice because of the color of their skin […]

Fedorovekb/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Police brutality and use of force have long been issues in the United States. In the aftermath of Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s deaths at the hands of police officers six years ago, reforming law enforcement became a rallying cry. The horror of seeing Garner say, “I […]

ABC NewsBy TENZIN SHAKYA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — For many around the world, George Floyd has become the newest martyr in the plight to save future black men from dying at the hands of police brutality. Many are now demanding the creation of an anti-racist criminal justice system focused on community safety over policing. […]


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