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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What’s Happening in Day 6 of the Trial of the Killing of George Floyd

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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George Floyd Felt Absolutely Helpless

So did the witnesses who are still tormented by that day.

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‘Totally Unnecessary’: Veteran Police Officer Rebukes Derek Chauvin’s Conduct

The longest-serving officer on the Minneapolis police force said Mr. Chauvin had violated department policy when he knelt on George Floyd for more than nine minutes.

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Courteney Ross, George Floyd’s Girlfriend, Says Opioid Addiction Was a Struggle They Shared

The testimony was partly an effort by the prosecution to show that Mr. Floyd had a high tolerance for fentanyl, which could undercut any argument that he died of a drug overdose.

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George Floyd’s Girlfriend Says Opioid Addiction Was a Struggle They Shared

The testimony was partly an effort by the prosecution to show that Mr. Floyd had a high tolerance for fentanyl, which could undercut the defense’s argument that he died of a drug overdose.

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Witnesses in Chauvin Trial Agonize Over Floyd’s Death

During the third day of Derek Chauvin’s trial, witness after witness agonized over whether they could have done anything to stop what would eventually happen to George Floyd.

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Who Are the Jurors in the Derek Chauvin Trial?

The jurors bring to the table a range of views about race and policing, some forged by long life experience and some formed after the death of George Floyd.

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‘Believe Your Eyes,’ Prosecutor Tells Jury on First Day of Derek Chauvin Trial

The lawyer for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, suggested that jurors should look beyond the video.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Key Takeaways From the First Day

The prosecution’s opening remarks focused on nine minutes and 29 seconds of bystander video.

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The George Floyd Case Goes to Court

What we know about the prosecution, defense and jury in the trial of the former police officer accused of murdering a Black man in Minneapolis.

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On Hallowed Ground

The spot in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed speaks to those who visit.

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Ten Months After George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Residents Are at War Over Policing

As the trial of a former officer accused of murdering Mr. Floyd kicks off, residents and community leaders have struggled to reach consensus on how to radically change public safety, and the role the police should play in that.

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Inside the Battle Over George Floyd Square

The trial over George Floyd’s death is underway in Minneapolis. What to do with his memorial site has become a controversy of its own.

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Punching of a Black Teenager by an Officer

The events were recorded on video by an eyewitness and came as residents had been protesting another teenager’s arrest in connection with what police said was a “violent felony carjacking.”

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Twelve Jurors Seated in Chauvin Case

The court has selected 12 jurors in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of murder in the death of George Floyd. Opening statements are scheduled for March 29.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Five Jurors Are Quickly Chosen

The quick pace of juror selection and an awaited ruling from the State Supreme Court means opening statements in Derek Chauvin’s trial are likely to begin on March 29 as scheduled.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: The Search for an Impartial Jury

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death.

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First Challenge in George Floyd Murder Trial: Finding an Impartial Jury

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death.

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Derek Chauvin Trial May Be Delayed Over Court Ruling

An appeals court has ruled that a judge must reconsider whether to add a third-degree murder charge against Mr. Chauvin, who is scheduled to go on trial next week for the death of George Floyd.

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Minneapolis Abandons Plan to Pay Influencers During Officers’ Trials

The city had faced criticism over plans to pay social media influencers $2,000 each to fight misinformation during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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