Courtesy Ben Crump LawBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals is deciding whether to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer set to go on trial next week in the death of George Floyd. During a virtual hearing on Monday, a prosecutor from Minnesota […]

stocknshares/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Department is getting some budget cuts. The Minneapolis City Council approved a 2021 budget plan Thursday morning agreeing to make cuts to the police department’s budget. At the same time, it said it will not be reducing the number of officers in the police force, […]

KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty ImagesWednesday marks six months since George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Floyd died May 25 at age 46 during his arrest for allegedly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a nearby grocery store.  Floyd was handcuffed and lay face-down on the street, during which time former […]

kali9/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWSA judge has lifted the gag order in the high-profile cases of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The hearing on Tuesday followed a July 9 order from Judge Peter Cahill, barring the defendants — Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Kiernan Lane and Tou […]

Courtesy Ben Crump LawBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A New Jersey corrections officer has been suspended after a video purportedly showed him mocking the death of George Floyd at a recent protest. The New Jersey Department of Corrections said it was made aware that one of its officers had participated in the […]

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.comBeyoncé is among the many celebrities who continue to speak out in the name of racial injustice, following the tragic death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody. Like many, Queen B accepts as a small victory the fact that on Wednesday, charges were brought against all four officers involved in Floyd’s death. […]

Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been increased to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, court records show.  Chauvin also faces a previous charge of second-degree manslaughter related to Floyd’s death. Felony charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder […]

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, WILLIAM MANSELL and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — Authorities have released the 911 call in connection to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died. The video of Floyd’s death has now caused outrage in […]

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