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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Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence

The changes, the first to the department’s use-of-force policy in 18 years, follow the murder of George Floyd and other incidents of policy brutality.

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Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

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‘Woke Capital’ Might Feel Inadequate. But It Is Still Progress.

It’s a sign that we at least agree that racism and homophobia are bad.

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Minneapolis Officers Found to Engage in Racist Policing

Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights found instances of shockingly racist and misogynistic language, as well as patterns of discrimination in arrests and use of force.

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Yes, Lynching Is Still a Thing

A new law that makes lynching a federal hate crime addresses an atrocity that continues to this day.

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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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A New Message for Police: If You See Something, Say Something

Officers fear retaliation if they step in to stop misconduct by other officers. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, departments are trying to change that.

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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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In Arbery Hate Crimes Trial, Racism Will Take Center Stage

Jurors in the unusual case will be asked to decide if the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were motivated by racial animus. The evidence they may consider includes explicitly racist language.

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White House Moves to Reset Relationship With Police Leaders

Outreach by a top administration official dovetails with a broader shift to the center among Democratic leaders on criminal justice issues.

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George Floyd’s Civil Rights Are Focus in Opening Arguments of Federal Trial

Three former Minneapolis police officers who were at the scene of Mr. Floyd’s death are accused of failing to intervene when they saw a fellow officer using excessive force.

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Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

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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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Texas Board Withdraws Clemency Recommendation for George Floyd

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said it had made “procedural errors” when it issued a recommendation that Mr. Floyd be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug conviction.

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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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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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In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Black Voters in Minneapolis Wanted Better Policing, Not Posturing by Progressives

We need effective, non-militarized policing with accountability for bad officers. Getting that takes hard work, not just rhetoric.

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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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The Fate of the Minneapolis Police Is in Voters’ Hands

In the city where the “defund the police” movement took off, voters will decide next week whether to replace their Police Department with a new public safety agency.

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Texas Board Recommends Posthumous Pardon for George Floyd

The 2004 conviction, which was brought by a former Houston narcotics officer now at the center of a policing scandal, will be set aside, if the governor approves.

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis Statues Go Up in N.Y.

Sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis are on display in a Manhattan park known as a site of protests. “These monuments have meaning,” Mr. Floyd’s brother said.

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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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They Investigate Police Killings. Their Record Is Wanting.

After the murder of George Floyd, some states looked to independent agencies to examine deaths in police custody. But dozens of cases handled by the Texas Rangers show the approach has flaws.

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Police in Aurora, Colo., Engaged in Racially Biased Policing, Investigation Finds

The inquiry by the Colorado Department of Law began after the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped by the police, put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful anesthetic.

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A Year After Unrest, a Scarred Kenosha Still Waits to Rebuild

“It shook the foundation,” a City Council member said of the protests that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last summer.

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When Police Lie, the Innocent Pay. Some Are Fighting Back.

Video from body cameras, doorbells and cellphones is revealing discrepancies between what police officers report and what actually happened.

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Conservative Group, Seizing on Crime as an Issue, Seeks Recall of Prosecutors

A group backed by undisclosed donors is targeting three Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia for recall campaigns in a test of what could be a national strategy in 2022.

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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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Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry

Outrage over the video comes as Canada undergoes a national awakening about institutional racism, including among police forces.

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50 Police Officers Step Down From a Crowd Control Unit in Portland

The officers voted to leave the unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, hours after one of its members was charged with assaulting a woman at an Oregon protest in August.

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

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Minneapolis Moves to Reopen George Floyd Square

A year after Mr. Floyd was killed by the police, the city of Minneapolis removed barricades around the square. It said it will preserve the artwork and memorials there.

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‘I Knew That I Couldn’t Stay Quiet’

Millions of Americans took part in street demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A year later, first-time protesters reflect on what happened — and what is next.

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Times Reporters Write About Enduring Floyd Protest Moments

Last year, more than 30 Times reporters across the country covered the demonstrations after George Floyd’s death. Here, 10 of them reflect on the sights and interactions that have stayed with them.

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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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George Floyd’s Family Meets With Biden Amid Push for Police Reform

The family said the president vowed to pass a police reform bill and promised justice not only for Mr. Floyd but for a nation still reeling from a year of killings and protests.

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‘On the Ashes of Tragedy’: Mixed Emotions on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

The crowds that gathered in Minneapolis and elsewhere reflected on what has changed, and what has not, in America since Mr. Floyd was murdered by a police officer.

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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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A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

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