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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.

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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.”

Man Sentenced to 27 Months, $12 Million in Restitution for Burning Minneapolis Station

After he spends the two years and three months behind bars, Bryce Michael Williams, 27, of Staples, Minnesota, will serve another two years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced Monday.

Chauvin's Attorney Seeks Probation, Prosecutors Want 30 Years

Judge Peter Cahill has scheduled Chauvin's sentencing hearing for June 25. Cahill has previously indicated that he will consider aggravating factors to potentially issue a sentence that is longer than the recommendations under state guidelines.

George Floyd Anniversary Sparks Riot in Portland

A crowd of roughly 200 people – many dressed in black – gathered outside the city's Multnomah County Justice Center. Some lit a dumpster on fire and tagged the justice center with graffiti, while others yelled, "Burn the building down," police said.

Floyd Family Meets with Biden, Harris and Legislators

After meeting with Pelosi and Bass, Floyd's relatives traveled to the White House for a more than hour-long meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris. Afterward, Floyd's family members said the president is eager to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and urged Congress to pass the bill.

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."

Officer Tells Minneapolis Reporter Why He Left the Force

Officer Steve Dykstra says even before the George Floyd incident, he saw warning signs, including a change in the pursuit policy, on who police could chase, and when.

Minneapolis Mayor Admits Calls to Defund Police Plays Role in City's Rising Crime Rate

“It’s just the reality of the solution, you know. When you make big, overarching statements that we’re going to defund or abolish and dismantle the police department and get rid of all the officers, there’s an impact to that,” Mayor Jacob Frey said.

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Observations About the Derek Chauvin/George Floyd Saga

So many things would have changed last year if a well-trained and honorable police officer had been on scene to arrest George Floyd.

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