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NY Attorney General Sues NYPD Claiming Excessive Force During Floyd Protests

New York’s state Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police commissioner over allegations the police used excessive force against protesters after the death of George Floyd in May.

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Prosecutors Want to Delay Former Officers' Trial Over Floyd Death Because of COVID

In its motion, the prosecution argued that putting off the trial until June 7 "appropriately balances the need to protect public health with the need to ensure that this case is resolved expeditiously."

Judge Denies Former Minneapolis Officers a Change of Venue in Floyd Trial

"No corner of the State of Minnesota has been shielded from pretrial publicity regarding the death of George Floyd. Because of that pervasive media coverage, a change of venue is unlikely to cure the taint of potential prejudicial pretrial publicity," the judge wrote.

Judge Dismisses One Charge Against Officer Accused of Killing George Floyd

A judge in Minnesota has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department who is accused of causing the in-custody death of George Floyd in May.

4 Minnesota Officers Charged in George Floyd Death Appear in Court

All four former Minneapolis officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd in May appeared in the Hennepin County Courthouse as a judge ruled on whether or not the men would be tried as a group or have separate proceedings.

Medical Examiner's Memo Says George Floyd had Potentially "Fatal Level of Fentanyl" in System

"[Dr. Andrew Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” the June 1 memo said.

Axon Announces Technology for Quick Review and Release of Controversial Video

Axon has announced several new technology solutions to address the issues now confronting police and the people they serve and protect.

Minneapolis Police Renting Building to Replace Torched 3rd Precinct HQ

A City Council committee on Thursday approved spending $3.6 million to sublease the building for three years and $1.2 million to renovate it. The building is about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from the 3rd Precinct headquarters that was burned by rioters on May 28 after officers were ordered to evacuate.

Attorney for Fired Officer Charged in Floyd Death Says Floyd Died of Overdose

In Monday’s filing, Gray doubled down on the idea that Floyd swallowed drugs while the officers were attempting to take him into custody, pointing to the disappearance of a white spot on Floyd’s tongue in the body camera video.

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FOP Slams Texas School Assignment that Compares Police to KKK

The unauthorized assignment for what was apparently a lesson on political satire showed a five-panel cartoon that started with a slave ship officer with a knee on a black man’s neck and ended with a modern-day police officer also with a knee on a prisoner’s neck.