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George Floyd

Jury selection to resume in Minneapolis trial over deadly arrest of George Floyd
World

Jury selection to resume in Minneapolis trial over deadly arrest of George Floyd

  • Judge Peter Cahill of the Hennepin County District Court has set aside three weeks to screen jurors, aware that most people have heard of Chauvin and even seen the bystander's video showing him with his knee on the dying Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.
  • Chauvin, 44, is white, and Floyd, who was being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes, was a 46-year-old Black man who grew up in Houston before moving to Minneapolis.
Published 10 Mar, 2021 06:27pm
US Supreme Court rejects case over 'qualified immunity' for police
World

US Supreme Court rejects case over 'qualified immunity' for police

  • Police use of force has been closely scrutinized following the May 2020 death of a Black man named George Floyd after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck.
  • The Cincinnati, Ohio-based 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2020 granted the officers qualified immunity, ruling that no "clearly established" precedent showed that their actions were unlawful.
Published 08 Mar, 2021 08:18pm
Bail set for former police officer in George Floyd case at $1-$1.25mn

Bail set for former police officer in George Floyd case at $1-$1.25mn

  • Chauvin's attorney did not object to the bail conditions, raised to $1.25 million from $1 million without conditions.
  • The new bail terms were decided at a court hearing for Derek Chauvin, charged with second-degree murder.
  • Minnesota Assistant Attorn
Updated 09 Jun, 2020 12:18am
Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement
World

Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement

  • After a largely peaceful protest in London, a few demonstrators near British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence threw bottles at police.
  • Earlier, more than a thousand protesters had marched past the US Embassy, blocking traffic and holding placa
Published 07 Jun, 2020 12:27am