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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How the George Floyd and BLM Protests Became Political Power

Two civil rights activists and organizers in St. Louis lay out their tactics and tools for pursuing electoral justice.

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Dealing With Our Segregated, Jim Crow Education System

The George Floyd case may represent a milestone of progress in criminal justice. But can we expand this recognition of unfairness and inequity to other spheres?

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George Floyd’s family will visit the White House on the anniversary of his death.

President Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass an ambitious policing overhaul, known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by the anniversary of Mr. Floyd’s death.

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How Conservatives Think About George Floyd’s Death and BLM

Trump voters discuss race in America.

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It’s Police Violence That Spurs Black Rebellion

The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.

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May 25, the Day of George Floyd’s Death, Is a Day For Mourning

There is an intimate yet still unexplored relationship between mourning and democracy.

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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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Young Americans, How Has George Floyd’s Death Influenced Your Life?

We want to hear from readers under 30 about their changing views of race and racism.

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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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Video Footage of Death of Black Man in South Carolina Jail Stirs Outrage

The death of Jamal Sutherland after officers tried to remove him from his cell using pepper spray and Tasers raised calls for changes in the treatment in custody of the mentally ill.

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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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N.J. Teacher Suspended After Calling George Floyd a ‘Criminal’

The New Jersey high school teacher, Howard Zlotkin, has been suspended with pay after appearing to target Black students in an online class.

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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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An Alameda Police Officer Used His Knee to Pin Down Mario Gonzalez

An analysis of body camera footage shows that one officer appeared to keep his knee on the upper right side of Mr. Gonzalez’s back for 2 minutes 50 seconds.

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Burning of Police Station After George Floyd’s Death Draws 4-Year Sentence

A 23-year-old Brainerd, Minn., man was also ordered to pay $12 million for his role in the fire in Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

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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 Darnella Frazier’s Video Upended The Minneapolis PD’s Initial Tale

The Minneapolis Police Department’s initial account of officers’ encounter with George Floyd was dramatically different from the reality shown on a bystander’s video.

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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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New Yorkers React to Derek Chauvin Verdict

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

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