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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.

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Former MN Officer Derek Chauvin Released on $1 Million Bond

Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and man-slaughter, was released from Oak Park Heights prison, where he had been held since May 31.

California DA Reopens 2009 BART Shooting, Going After Second Officer

The Alameda County (CA) District Attorney announced Monday she has agreed to reopen the investigation into the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant following demands from the family to charge a former BART officer who was there when Grant was killed more than a decade ago.

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.

Attorney for Fired Officer Charged in Death of George Floyd Files Motion to Dismiss Charges

The attorney said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable cause. Prosecutors must prove that Thao knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and “intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime,” the motion says.

Atlanta Foundation Tries to Boost Police Morale Prevent Officer Exits with $500 Bonuses

“I have to assume many of those officers who walked out won’t be coming back” said Atlanta Police Union representative Ken Allen.

Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.

Fired Atlanta Officer Faces Felony Murder Charge in Brooks Shooting

If convicted, Rolfe is facing the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison.

Maryland Officer Held Without Bond Over On-Duty Shooting Murder Charge

Prince George’s County District Judge Robert W. Heffron Jr. agreed with prosecutors that Cpl. Owen was a “danger to the community” and ordered him held without bond.

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Where Did All the Prosecutors Go?

District attorneys used to have the mission of protecting the public and putting away criminals. Now, some have the mission of freeing the bad guys and indicting cops.