Ex-Officer Who Helped Pin George Floyd Is Sentenced to Prison

A judge sentenced J. Alexander Kueng, who held Mr. Floyd down with his knee, to three years in prison. Another officer is expected to be sentenced soon.

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Thomas Lane Sentenced for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Mr. Lane, 39, helped to hold Mr. Floyd down while another officer fatally knelt on his neck. He was the only officer to suggest they should roll Mr. Floyd on his side so he could breathe.

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Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Former Minneapolis Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Off-Duty Officer Shown on Video Putting Knee on Girl’s Neck

The officer, a member of the Kenosha Police Department in Wisconsin, has resigned from his school security job.

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Three Former Officers Convicted of Violating George Floyd’s Rights

All of them were charged with willfully violating Mr. Floyd’s constitutional rights by not providing medical care. Two were accused of not intervening to stop a fellow officer.

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Jurors to Weigh Fate of Officers Who Restrained George Floyd as He Died

The three officers at the scene — two of whom held Mr. Floyd down and one who kept bystanders away — are charged with violating his civil rights as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.

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Three Officers in George Floyd Trial Finish Defense

With testimony concluded in the trial of three former officers for their role in George Floyd’s death, the jury is set to hear closing arguments.

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Despite Uproar Over Floyd’s Death, an Unceasing Tide of Police Killings

George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.

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Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Rights

The guilty plea is likely to lengthen the imprisonment of Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who is already serving a prison sentence of 22 and a half years for murder.

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Derek Chauvin Appears Likely to Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes

A change of plea hearing has been set for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in April.

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Ex-Proud Boys Member Gets 10 Years in Prison for Violence at Portland Protests

Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.

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Kimberly Potter’s Trial for the Death of Daunte Wright: What We Know

Kimberly Potter, a former Minnesota police officer, faces manslaughter charges in the death of Mr. Wright. She called out “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing her gun during a traffic stop.

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Jurors Who Convicted Derek Chauvin Are Identified for First Time

A judge also released questionnaires that the jurors had filled out before they were selected for the trial, which ended with Mr. Chauvin being imprisoned for murdering George Floyd.

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A Timeline of the Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Here are the events that led to Mr. Rittenhouse, 18, standing trial in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wis.

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Why the Studies Around Police Restraints Are Now on Trial

For years, the leading experts have testified that prone restraint by police is safe. So why do people keep dying?

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5 Takeaways from Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Hearing

The sentence came more than two months after Mr. Chauvin’s trial concluded with a guilty verdict on all three counts. The courtroom drama continued with powerful testimony from both sides.

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Derek Chauvin to Be Sentenced Today for Murder of George Floyd

Mr. Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, may choose to speak at his hearing. He could face decades in prison.

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George Floyd Statue in Brooklyn Is Defaced With Hate Group’s Symbol

The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled, and only a day before the officer who killed Mr. Floyd was to be sentenced.

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How New Yorkers Marked the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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President Biden Marks One-Year Anniversary of Death of George Floyd

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is languishing in Congress, but the White House is optimistic that legislative talks will help move it forward.

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It’s My Job to Watch. With George Floyd’s Death, I Had to Look Away.

Devastated by the Rodney King verdict decades ago, our critic refused to view the video of Floyd’s murder. But she found solace in the art it inspired.

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How Sickle Cell Trait in Black People Can Give the Police Cover

Sickle cell trait has been cited in dozens of police custody deaths ruled accidental or natural, even though the condition is benign on its own, a Times investigation found.

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The Derek Chauvin Trial Created a Community out of Witnesses

A powerful — and revealing — aspect of the Derek Chauvin trial was the community it created out of strangers.

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Judge Delays Trial of Three Officers in Death of George Floyd

The delay in the trial of three officers who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder allows for a separate federal case against the officers to move forward.

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Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence Over ‘Cruel’ Actions and Abuse of Power

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

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Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence for Murder of George Floyd

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

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Justice Dept. Indicts Former Officers in George Floyd Death

The indictment was a rare instance of police officers facing accusations of federal civil rights violations.

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Four former Minneapolis police officers are indicted on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

The charges are another extraordinary censuring of law enforcement officials, who rarely face criminal charges for using deadly force.

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Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer Asks for a New Trial After Guilty Verdict

The expected legal motion came on the same day that one of the jurors was being criticized for his participation in the March on Washington last year.

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Inside the Chauvin Jury Room: 11 of 12 Jurors Were Ready to Convict Right Away

One juror described the seven hours of closed-door deliberations that led to Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction.

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Race and the Coming Liberal Crackup

Our racialized politics will produce a conservative resurgence. 

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A Minneapolis High School Football Team and Its Coach Move On

Charles Adams, a former police officer, and the Minneapolis North team are warily moving forward after the Derek Chauvin verdict offered a rebuke to one police killing in their community.

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How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims

George Floyd was presented as a full person, not just a body beneath a police officer’s knee. Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in his murder, remained an aloof figure.

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How the Trial Over George Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims

George Floyd was presented as a full person, not just a body beneath a police officer’s knee. Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in his murder, remained an aloof figure.

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Chauvin Was Convicted. Something Is Still Very Wrong.

What can be done about all of the suffering that remains?

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How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script on Black Victims

George Floyd was presented as a full person, not just a body beneath a police officer’s knee. Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in his murder, remained an aloof figure.

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Derek Chauvin Trial Juror Speaks Out: ‘I Could Feel Their Pain’

She was known as Juror 96 and sat through three weeks of testimony, but Lisa Christensen didn’t get to decide Derek Chauvin’s fate. She was selected as an alternate.

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Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police

The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

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After Chauvin Verdict, Police React With Relief and Some Resentment

Unions and chiefs applauded the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, but rank-and-file officers were left feeling anxious.

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How Civil Rights Lawyer Keith Ellison Led the Chauvin Prosecution

Years before he won a murder conviction for the death of George Floyd, Mr. Ellison, the Minnesota attorney general, was a young civil rights lawyer taking on police misconduct.

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After the Derek Chauvin Verdict, the War Continues

The fight for equality doesn’t end after a single conviction.

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You Should Go Back and Watch the Chauvin Trial

The guilty verdict notwithstanding, the case demonstrated the wide latitude police officers are given to kill people.

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George Floyd ‘Changed the World,’ and Other Reflections

Readers discuss a proclamation by Mr. Floyd’s young daughter and note the key roles played by the judge and the teenager who took the nine-minute video.

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Derek Chauvin Is Being Held in Solitary Confinement For 23 Hours a Day

He has been placed in an isolated wing of Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison because of fears for his safety.

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Merrick Garland Announces an Investigation Into Minneapolis Police Dept

The inquiry will likely lead to a consent decree between the department and the federal government, a tool that the Obama administration repeatedly used to address police misconduct.

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How New Yorkers Reacted to the Guilty Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

New York residents and public figures responded with surprise, elation and resignation.

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Guilty of All Charges

After 10 hours of deliberation, a jury found that Derek Chauvin had murdered George Floyd. We were in Minneapolis for the verdict and the reaction.

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