The man who initiated the neighborhood chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is asking a federal judge to show leniency when he's sentenced for a federal hate crime conviction. Greg McMichael's defense attorney says his client should be spared a life sentence, though he has already been sentenced to life without parole on a separate murder conviction.
A year after his conviction, the former Minneapolis police officer is asking a state court to send his case back to Hennepin County; order a new trial elsewhere; or order him to be resentenced.
Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng are charged with failing to provide medical care to George Floyd as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are accused of violating Floyd's civil rights by failing to provide him with medical aid during the May 2020 arrest in Minneapolis.
After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.
"It's important to acknowledge how far we've come. Those who raised their voices to demand justice for George Floyd need to know that their activism made a difference," the family said.
She said in a victim impact video played in court that when she is someday reunited with her father, she wants to "play with him, have fun. Go on a plane ride. And that's it."
Chauvin "treated Mr. Floyd without respect and denied him the dignity owed to all human beings," wrote Judge Peter Cahill, adding an additional 10 years to Chauvin's presumptive sentence.
Calls for racial justice and an end to police brutality still fill social media platforms a year after George Floyd's murder. But Black Lives Matter says posts targeting it are full of disinformation.
After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.
"We need space" before the trial to let a federal case proceed, Judge Peter Cahill said, citing the need to let publicity ease about George Floyd's death.
The video of George Floyd's death was critical evidence in the murder trial of convicted ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. That video and others are changing trials and police training.
Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution of former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, wasn't sure they were going to win. "Accountability just doesn't happen very much," he says.
As former police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing for George Floyd's murder, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what the public record might have been if not for the video of Floyd's last moments.
Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C., are pressing for answers after a Black man, Andrew Brown Jr., was shot dead by a sheriff's deputy carrying out a search warrant on Wednesday.