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AG Garland Announces Federal Investigation of Minneapolis PD

“The investigation I am announcing today will assess whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force, including during protests,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said during a press conference.

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Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter.

Minneapolis Votes to Create Non-Sworn, Unarmed Traffic Enforcement Unit

Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday for the development of a new Traffic Safety Division, which would be unarmed and separate from the Minneapolis Police Department.

Former Officer Potter Faces Manslaughter Charge in Daunte Wright Shooting

Kim Potter, who resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department Tuesday, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents at the BCA in St. Paul.

Daunte Wright Shooting Triggers Violence in Multiple Cities, Riot Declared in Portland

“Burn the precincts to the ground, in every city and every town!” a mob marching through Portland was filmed chanting.

MN Chief and Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

Mayor Mike Elliott is now in charge of the police department. He also fired City Manager Curt Boganey

Protests, Looting Erupts in Minneapolis Suburb After Fatal Police Shooting

Another group of protesters broke into about 20 businesses at a regional shopping center, with some businesses looted, according to the police and local media reports.

2 Chauvin Trial Jurors Dismissed After Admitting City's Settlement with Floyd Family Makes Them Biased

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill removed the two who said under his questioning they had heard about a federal lawsuit settlement reached last week and admitted it affected their ability to presume Chauvin is innocent during the course of the trial.

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.

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George Floyd's Family Settles with Minneapolis for $27 Million

“I think it’s a potential disaster for (former officer Derek) Chauvin,” said Mary Moriarty, former chief Hennepin County public defender. She said if she were Chauvin’s attorney, she would request a mistrial.