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Judge Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police

Judge Orders Minneapolis to Hire More Police

While the city is expected to have about 669 officers by next June, Hennepin County District Judge Jamie L. Anderson said the city needs to have at least 730 by June 30, 2022, or .2% of the population after the 2020 Census is published, the station reported.

July 2, 2021

Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years for Killing of George Floyd

Chauvin Gets 22.5 Years for Killing of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, in a very brief statement during the sentencing, said, “I am not able to give a full statement at this time, but very briefly, I want to give my condolences to the Floyd family.”

June 25, 2021

Chauvin, 3 Other Fired Officers Now Face Federal Charges in Floyd Death

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care.

May 7, 2021

Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Change of Venue, Continuance Motions

On other motions Friday, Judge Peter Cahill ruled that only portions of the events surrounding Floyd's drug arrest in Minneapolis in May 2019 are admissible in this trial, namely any evidence or testimony that directly relates to his medical condition.

March 19, 2021

2 Chauvin Trial Jurors Dismissed After Admitting City's Settlement with Floyd Family Makes Them Biased
Chauvin's Attorney Requests Venue Change, Continuance After Settlement Paid to Floyd's Family

Chauvin's Attorney Requests Venue Change, Continuance After Settlement Paid to Floyd's Family

Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defense attorney, questioned the “suspicious timing” of the settlement and argued it was “highly prejudicial” against his client. He called on Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter A. Cahill to “at least” call back the jurors already seated in the case to question them to see if they had read the news of the settlement and if they could continue to be impartial in the case.

March 15, 2021

Chauvin Now Facing Third-Degree Murder Charge

Chauvin Now Facing Third-Degree Murder Charge

The decision was a victory for prosecutors who had sought to re-add the charge against Derek Chauvin, the officer filmed with his knee on George Floyd’s neck during an arrest last May. He is already charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the Floyd's death.

March 11, 2021

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