Civil Rights

Defense pathologist says manner of George Floyd’s death ‘undetermined’

Testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial is nearing the end. Jurors heard from a Maryland forensic pathologist Wednesday who said George Floyd died of sudden cardiac arrest due to heart disease while being restrained by three Minneapolis police officers. 

Derek Chauvin trial: Defense begins presenting case Tuesday

After 11 days of testimony, the prosecution is wrapping up its case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. 

Medical examiner stands by homicide determination in Derek Chauvin trial

Hennepin County’s chief medical examiner told the jury he stood by his initial conclusion that George Floyd died when his heart and lungs stopped after Derek Chauvin and other Minneapolis police officers subdued and restrained him, compressing his neck.

Breathing expert testifies in Chauvin trial: ‘That’s the moment the life goes out of his body’

A diminutive Irish doctor captured the attention of the jury deciding Derek Chauvin’s fate, explaining in simple terms Thursday how he believes three Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd when they handcuffed and put him face down on the street and restrained him for more than nine minutes. 

Testimony in Chauvin murder trial continues on excessive force, drugs found in Floyd’s car

A Los Angeles sergeant, the lead investigator on the case and three scientists testified Wednesday, as prosecutors continued to lay out their case that former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin committed murder and manslaughter when he pinned George Floyd to the ground last year.

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C.’s plea to become the 51st state.

Derek Chauvin murder trial: Cops say he violated policy, used excessive force

Prosecutors continued calling police officers Tuesday to testify that Derek Chauvin’s handling of George Floyd violated Minneapolis Police Department policies and training.

Police chief condemns Derek Chauvin: ‘Not part of our ethics or values’

Testimony continued Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25.

New unit launched at Interior to investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and missing American Indian and Alaska Native people. Interior Secretary Debra Haaland,...

George Floyd’s girlfriend takes the stand; Chauvin’s supervisor says restraint should have stopped sooner

The fourth day of testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial revolved around George Floyd’s drug use and two paramedics’ conclusion that Floyd was dead by the time their ambulance arrived on the scene at Cup Foods.
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