George Floyd

George Floyd murder: Derek Chauvin to be arraigned for alleged civil rights violation

Chauvin was convicted earlier this year on state charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's 2020 death.

published on : 16th September 2021

Hearing in George Floyd death to debate broadcast of ex-cops' trial 

They favor livestreaming the second trial as well, saying defense claims that audio-video coverage will deny them a fair trial is unconvincing.

published on : 2nd September 2021

George Floyd death: Culprit Derek Chauvin trial's cost US county nearly $4 million

Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death and was sentenced in April to 22 1/2 years in prison.

published on : 17th July 2021

Data gaps make it difficult to track racial equity funding

The study further highlights the limitations experts have experienced tracking charitable dollars for racial equity causes amidst America's racial reckoning.

published on : 15th July 2021

UN human rights chief urges 'wide range' of reparations over racism

Michelle Bachelet urged countries to enact “a wide range of reparations measures” as part of efforts to address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule and racial discrimination. 

published on : 12th July 2021

Citing racism, UN rights chief seeks reparations for Blacks

Michelle Bachelet, in a video statement, called on all states to end impunity, to listen to the voices of people of African descent and to confront past legacies and deliver redress.

published on : 28th June 2021

George Floyd death: Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison

Floyd's family members and others were disappointed with the verdict as the sentence fell short of the 30 years prosecutors had requested.

published on : 26th June 2021

George Floyd's family members to speak at Chauvin sentencing

Floyd’s brother Philonise, his brother Terrence and his nephew Brandon Williams plan to make victim impact statements at Chauvin's sentencing.

published on : 25th June 2021

Will US justice system be tougher on police after George Floyd case?

Agents have the right to kill as long as their use of force is considered 'reasonable' in the face of the perceived risk.

published on : 25th June 2021

Neo-Nazi group name scrawled on New York George Floyd statue

A statue of George Floyd was defaced and marked with the name of a neo-Nazi group in New York, police said Thursday.

published on : 25th June 2021

George Floyd death: Accused ex-police officer Derek Chauvin could face decades-long sentence

Though Chauvin is widely expected to appeal, he also still faces trial on federal civil rights charges, along with three other fired officers who have yet to have their state trials.

published on : 25th June 2021

Law enforcement struggles to recruit since killing of George Floyd

The wave comes as local lawmakers have pledged to enact reforms — such as ending the policies that give officers immunity for their actions while on-duty.

published on : 11th June 2021

Barriers removed, new ones go up, at George Floyd Square

The intersection had been closed to traffic since Floyd's death in police custody on May 25, 2020, but some residents and businesses expressed frustration that it had been closed for so long.

published on : 4th June 2021

George Floyd's family to meet with US President Joe Biden on the one-year anniversary of his death

Floyd died on May 25, 2020 after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes, while Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.

published on : 25th May 2021

'Turning mourning into dancing': Festival in US to remember George Floyd on first death anniversary

Floyd, 46, who was Black, died on Memorial Day 2020 after then-Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck, pinning him to the ground for about 9 1/2 minutes.

published on : 25th May 2021
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