Civil Rights

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.

Derek Chauvin trial Day 3: Cup Foods clerk regrets 911 call on George Floyd

During the third day of testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial for murder and manslaughter, the jury saw more videos from virtually every angle of the day George Floyd died in south Minneapolis.

Derek Chauvin trial Day 2 takeaways: ‘I believe I witnessed a murder.’

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George Floyd, continued Tuesday, with testimony from six witnesses. 

Chauvin trial begins with opening statements focused on cause of death, police training

Attorneys in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin laid out their case on Monday before 14 jurors who will decide if Chauvin is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25.

Schools chief rejects GOP request to defund school district for ‘1619 Project’ lessons

The Arizona Department of Education won’t act on a request from a Republican state lawmaker to take funding away from a Phoenix school district that serves low-income students because it adopted curriculum from “The 1619 Project,” which examines the legacy slavery in the U.S. 

GOP proposal would criminalize ‘intimidating’ police, first responders

A Republican lawmaker wants to make it a felony to intimate police, firefighters or other first responders because they are members of the law enforcement community, which critics say is an attempt to criminalize protests against police violence like those seen across Arizona last summer.

New Phoenix mural honors victims of police violence

A community group that advocates for police reforms and for families of people who died after encounters with the Phoenix Police Department unveiled a new mural in central Phoenix over the weekend.  The mural, located...
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