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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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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No Charges Against Police in Amir Locke Shooting

The shooting drew thousands of protesters to the streets and renewed calls for police accountability in the city where George Floyd was murdered.

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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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Police Killing of Amir Locke Brings Out Protesters in Minneapolis

Demonstrators march downtown days after the fatal shooting of Amir Locke, 22.

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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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Police Culture on Trial in Case Against Officers in Killing of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin sits in a prison cell. The other three officers on the scene when George Floyd was murdered now face a trial of their own.

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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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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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Offered a Chance to Reinvent Policing, Minneapolis Opts for What It Knows

Around the country, local elections suggested that voters were rejecting the most sweeping calls to reinvent law enforcement.

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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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Some Politicians We Don’t Love, Some Movies We Do

Election Day and movie night offer different pleasures.

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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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Mohamed Noor Receives Shorter Sentence in Fatal Shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

Mohamed Noor shot a resident who had called 911 seeking help. His conviction was seen as a rare example of an officer facing serious consequences for an unjustified shooting.

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A New Strategy to Persuade Voters: Listen Carefully. And Don’t Hurry.

Canvassers usually knock on doors hoping to chat briefly. With deep canvassing, the idea is to engage voters in more meaningful conversations.

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Justine Ruszczyk Case: Court Overturns Ex-Officer’s Murder Conviction

Mohamed Noor’s manslaughter conviction stands, and he will be resentenced on that count in the death of Justine Ruszczyk.

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Justine Ruszczyk Case: Court Overturns Ex-Officer’s Murder Conviction

Mohamed Noor’s manslaughter conviction stands, and he will be resentenced on that count in the death of Justine Ruszczyk.

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Want to Get Trump Re-elected? Dismantle the Police.

The Trump G.O.P.’s voter-suppression efforts and surging murder rates leave Democrats vulnerable.

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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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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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‘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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Ex-Officer Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Beating of Unarmed Man

The former St. Paul, Minn., officer was convicted of using excessive force against a civilian who resembled the description of an armed suspect from a street fight.

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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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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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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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Chauvin Was Convicted. Something Is Still Very Wrong.

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

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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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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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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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Biden Calls Chauvin Verdict a ‘Much Too Rare’ Moment of Justice

President Biden has been outspoken about George Floyd’s death, and on Tuesday he called it “murder in full light of day.”

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Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

The president and the vice president addressed the nation on Tuesday evening.

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How a Teenager’s Video Upended Police Department’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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Reaction to the Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial

Crowds in downtown Minneapolis cheered and chanted George Floyd’s name after the verdict was announced.

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What Are the Charges Against Derek Chauvin?

The former Minneapolis police officer faces three charges in the death of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Takeaways From the Closing Arguments of the Derek Chauvin Trial

Prosecutors and the defense made their final pitches to the jury.

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Minneapolis Braces for Verdict Over George Floyd’s Death

Businesses boarded up and residents held their breath, fearing a repeat of last year’s unrest if the jury brings back a decision that the public sees as unjust.

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Minnesota Governor Calls Alleged Assaults on Journalists ‘Chilling’

Gov. Tim Walz said he had told police officers to “make changes” that would allow reporters to do their jobs.

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What You Need to Know About the Defense of Derek Chauvin

The presentation of evidence concluded on Thursday without testimony from Mr. Chauvin himself.

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Takeaways from Day 12 of the Derek Chauvin Trial.

An expert testifying for the defense said Mr. Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd under his knee. He contradicted numerous experts called by prosecutors, including the police chief of Minneapolis.

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Here Are The Takeaways from Day 11 of the Derek Chauvin Trial.

George Floyd’s brother testified tearfully about their childhood. The trial continued with the backdrop of a fatal police shooting that kicked off protests in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday.

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The Case Against Derek Chauvin

A look at the arguments made so far in the closely watched trial of the former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd.

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How Teachers Are Exploring the Derek Chauvin Trial With Students

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, educators have used the trial as an opportunity to help their students examine the complex issues of race, policing and the criminal justice system.

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In Rare Testimony, Chief Says Chauvin ‘Should Have Stopped’ Pinning Floyd

“To continue to apply that level of force to a person proned out, handcuffed behind their back — that in no way, shape or form is anything that is by policy,” Chief Medaria Arradondo testified.

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The Latest on the Derek Chauvin Trial: Day 6

The chief of the Minneapolis Police Department testified on Monday that Mr. Chauvin had “absolutely” violated department policies when he knelt on George Floyd for more than nine minutes.

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What’s Happening in Trial of Killing of George Floyd: Live Day 6 Tracker

Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is accused of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. Monday begins the second week of his murder trial.

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