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Derek Chauvin, ex-US police officer who killed George Floyd, sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in jail today for murdering African American George Floyd, a killing that sparked America's biggest demonstrations for racial justice in decades.
Gunshots ring out near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on anniversary of his death
Floyd, 46, who was Black, died on Memorial Day 2020 after then officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck, pinning him to the ground for about 9 1/2 minutes
George Floyd murder: US federal grand jury indicts four ex-police officers from Minneapolis
A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J Kueng and Tou Thao in the case
F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton hails Derek Chauvin guilty verdict as 'new dawn in fight for racial justice'
Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering African-American Floyd following a racially charged trial.
'Justice served': Indian-American lawmakers hail conviction of Derek Chauvin in George Floyd murder case
The jury verdict, which could send the ex-police officer to prison for decades, comes after numerous cases of cops not being charged or convicted after killing Black men, women and children
'Justice served': NBA chief Adam Silver, players praise Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
In a joint statement with the National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, the NBA chief said the league would continue to campaign for criminal justice and police reforms.
Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct
George Floyd, 46, was a grandfather, a rapper known as Big Floyd and a security guard who had lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic
Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man
The shooting, which comes with Minneapolis already on edge because of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd, sparked protests and looting overnight.
Protesters clash with police after Minnesota officer shoots Black man at a traffic stop
Daunte Wright, 20, died in an area that was already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death
Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man
The mother of Daunte Wright told a crowd earlier Sunday evening that he called her to say he had been pulled over by police. Soon after, her son's girlfriend told her he had been shot
Black journalists covering Derek Chauvin's trial navigate difficult feelings, urge organisations to help employees cope
The journalists not only watch videos of Floyd’s death during the trial, they’ve had to study them.
Derek Chauvin trial puts Court TV's revival in the public eye
Originally started by journalist Steven Brill in 1991, Court TV became known for coverage of sensational trials involving OJ Simpson and the Menendez brothers.
Derek Chauvin's trial distresses Black viewers, as they revisit traumatic details of George Floyd's death
The trial is only furthering the uneasiness many felt when the video of Chauvin pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck started to circulate online.
George Floyd murder trial: Jury shown video of death; prosecutor says police officer ‘betrayed badge’
Accused police officer Derek Chauvin’s attorney said he would prove that Floyd died due to drugs and a medical condition rather than asphyxiation
George Floyd's brother, Philonise, pleads with Congress to 'stop the pain' as lawmakers consider law enforcement overhaul
George Floyd's brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won't become just 'another name' on a growing list of black Americans killed during interactions with police.
‘He is going to change the world’: Over 500 mourners remember George Floyd at Houston funeral; some states mull policies on use of police force
George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice
Michael Jordan pledges $100 million for organisations working to promote racial equality, social justice
Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organisations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.
Tiger Woods on George Floyd's death: 'A shocking tragedy, law enforcement clearly crossed line'
Tiger Woods said on Monday he has always respected US law enforcement but that their use of force on George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man who died while in police custody, clearly crossed a line.
How did George Floyd die? Private autopsy calls it homicide stemming from constriction of blood to brain, air to lungs
George Floyd, 46, died handcuffed on the street in the custody of police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. An officer responding to a report that Floyd had tried to pass a fake $20 bill held him down by lodging a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes
Us versus them: It's the poison ethos at the heart of police brutality in America and Donald Trump's philosophy
From the beginning, the police has received a lot of perverse messages from Donald Trump, encouraging them to embrace the bitter angels of their nature