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Court record: Chauvin to be sentenced June 16 in Floyd death

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter for pressing his knee against the neck of George Floyd as the Black man said he couldn't breathe, will be sentenced in June, according to an online ...

Wright’s family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop

By SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot him, comparing her case to the murder charge ...

Nearly 1.5 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say more than 3.4 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in Minnesota and 1.5 million people have been fully vaccinated. Almost half the vaccine eligible population, age 16 and older, has gotten at least one dose of vaccine, the ...

What to expect in closings for ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DOUG GLASS Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other ...

Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the ...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

By TODD RICHMOND and MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist ...

EXPLAINER: ‘Contributing’ factors in Floyd death key to case

By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors charged with determining the cause of an individual's death try to learn all they can about the person's life, medical experts testified Friday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial. The results of an autopsy, lab tests and ...

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd's death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck "was just more than Mr. Floyd could take," given the condition ...

EXPLAINER: How Chauvin trial has impacted its witnesses

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press The first days of testimony at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death were dominated by witnesses to his arrest and countless videos that forced them to relive the trauma of it all over again. One man who shouted "You ...

Lawsuit over correction’s handling of COVID-19 will proceed

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Ramsey County judge has ruled a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota can proceed against the Minnesota Department of Corrections over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Sara Grewing ruled this week that all Minnesota inmates ...