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ABC NewsBy DEVIN DWYER and JACQUELINE YOO, ABC News (FAIRFAX, Va.) — The largest and most diverse public university in Virginia is overhauling how it handles issues of race on campus. After a summer of protests and public health crises, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is piloting an aggressive anti-racism agenda that school officials […]

Hennepin County Jail BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS     (MINNEAPOLIS) — A defense attorney for the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in connection with the death of George Floyd is asking a judge to drop all charges, arguing the 46-year-old man’s death was allegedly from a drug overdose and not caused by the […]

amphotora/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — Audio recordings of an investigator interview with one of the former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death were released Tuesday. The interview with Thomas Lane was conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shortly after Floyd died on May 25. The audio contains a statement […]

kali9/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — A masked, umbrella-wielding man accused of helping incite riots and looting in the aftermath of George Floyd’s police-involved death has been identified as a member of a white supremacist group that aimed to stir racial tensions amid largely peaceful Black Lives Matter protests, according to police. The 32-year-old, […]

ABC NewsBY: CHRISTINA CARREGA (MINNEAPOLIS) — The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is also facing multiple felony charges of tax evasion. Derek Chauvin and his estranged wife, Kellie May Chauvin, were charged on Wednesday by Washington County prosecutors with failing to file their taxes since 2016 and filing fraudulent returns since […]

kali9/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWSA judge has lifted the gag order in the high-profile cases of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The hearing on Tuesday followed a July 9 order from Judge Peter Cahill, barring the defendants — Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Kiernan Lane and Tou […]

Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesBy AVERI HARPER, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution this week declaring racism a public health crisis. Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley, the first Black commissioner in the […]

iStock/niratBy: BILL HUTCHINSON and ALEX PEREZ, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The four fired Minneapolis police officers criminally charged in the death of George Floyd appeared before a judge on Monday for a brief pre-trial hearing that was also attended by Floyd’s aunt and uncle, who sat in the front row. Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, […]

Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty ImagesBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey’s Department of Corrections has removed an officer after a video purportedly showed him mocking the death of George Floyd. The agency tweeted Tuesday that “removal charges have been served” on the officer, who was identified by the local union as […]

(NEW YORK) — Eight Minnesota correctional officers of color have filed a discrimination complaint alleging they were barred from guarding the white former police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, a Black man. The eight minority officers assigned to the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul complained to the Minnesota Department of Human […]


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