George Floyd Murder Trial: Minneapolis Police Chief Testifies Derek Chauvin’s Actions Violated Policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo took the stand Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired police officer charged in George Floyd’s death. He testified Chauvin’s actions violated Minneapolis police policy. The jury also heard from another police official, Inspector Katie Blackwell, who oversaw the department’s training. Both police officials testified Chauvin’s restraint of… Continue reading George Floyd Murder Trial: Minneapolis Police Chief Testifies Derek Chauvin’s Actions Violated Policy

Chauvin’s Former Supervisor Testifies Restraint Should Have Ended Much Sooner

Court TV via APRetired Sgt. David Ploeger of the Minneapolis Police Department testified Thursday in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin that the force officers used against George Floyd went on too long and should have ended once Floyd had been handcuffed and stopped resisting. “When Mr. Floyd was no longer offering up any… Continue reading Chauvin’s Former Supervisor Testifies Restraint Should Have Ended Much Sooner

Firefighter Testifies: ‘I Was Desperate To Help … And This Human Was Denied That

Genevieve Hansen expected Monday, May 25 to be a peaceful day. That’s what she told jurors on Tuesday in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing George Floyd last year. Instead, during an off-duty walk home from a community garden she heard a woman yelling that the police were… Continue reading Firefighter Testifies: ‘I Was Desperate To Help … And This Human Was Denied That

Minneapolis Reaches $27 Million Settlement With Family Of George Floyd

A man walks in the makeshift memorial of George Floyd before the third day of jury selection begins in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin who is accused of killing Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 10, 2021. - The first jurors were selected on March 9, 2021 in the high-profile trial of the white police officer accused of killing George Floyd, an African-American man whose death laid bare racial wounds in the United States and sparked "Black Lives Matter" protests across the globe. Former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin is facing charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd's May 25 death, which was captured by bystanders on smartphone video. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

The city of Minneapolis has reached a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd, the Black man whose death in police custody last May sparked a wave of protests across the country and the world. The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the settlement on Friday. “The past year has dramatically… Continue reading Minneapolis Reaches $27 Million Settlement With Family Of George Floyd

Minneapolis, Milwaukee see major surge in homicides, new data shows

Milwaukee and Minneapolis have seen the biggest surge in murders so far this year compared with other major cities nationwide, more than doubling the number of homicides reported during the same time in 2019, according to data compiled by 360aproko News. Milwaukee, Wis., saw a 120% increase in murders from Jan. 1 to Aug. 13 compared with the same… Continue reading Minneapolis, Milwaukee see major surge in homicides, new data shows

Minneapolis business owners targeted by rioters on city council plans to dismantle police department

Charles Stotts and Kacey White, the owners of a historic restaurant in Minneapolis that rioters burned down, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that they are “not even close” to rebuilding their business. “We did not own the building, we were tenants of the building so we don’t have a say of what gets rebuilt there and if the landlord… Continue reading Minneapolis business owners targeted by rioters on city council plans to dismantle police department

Minneapolis City Council Votes To Abolish Police Force

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a plan Friday that would allow the city’s police force to be dissolved in the wake of George Floyd’s death. While the council supports the move, the final say would lie with Minnesota voters in November. Floyd, a Black man, was killed after a white police officer pressed his… Continue reading Minneapolis City Council Votes To Abolish Police Force

Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police in wake of Floyd death is already being tested by 300-strong homeless encampment

A progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports. Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil… Continue reading Minneapolis neighborhood that vowed not to call police in wake of Floyd death is already being tested by 300-strong homeless encampment

Minneapolis Mayor Booed After Saying He Wouldn’t ‘Abolish’ Police Department

Protesters booed Mayor Jacob Frey and told him to leave the protest after he said he supported police reform but not abolishing the department altogether. Protesters booted Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey from a protest Saturday after he told demonstrators that he would not commit to de-funding the police department.  During a peaceful protest led by… Continue reading Minneapolis Mayor Booed After Saying He Wouldn’t ‘Abolish’ Police Department

Minneapolis Public Schools unanimously vote to terminate its contract with the city’s Police Department over George Floyd’s death

The Minneapolis Public Schools have ended their decades long relationship with the city’s police department in response to the death of George Floyd. The school board voted unanimously at a meeting on Tuesday June 2nd to terminate MPD’s contract to use officers to provide school security.  According to the New York Post, Minneapolis Public Schools will… Continue reading Minneapolis Public Schools unanimously vote to terminate its contract with the city’s Police Department over George Floyd’s death