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GEORGE FLOYD

Derek Smith told the court he wanted to move Floyd into the ambulance and off the street corner to “respect the dignity of this patient.”
On day two of the trial, FBI forensic media examiner Kimberly Meline resumed her testimony that started Monday afternoon, which allows prosecutors to show videos that will be central to the case.
Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are charged with violating Floyd's civil rights during his arrest on a road outside a Minneapolis grocery store in May 2020, video of which sparked street protests against racism and police brutality around the world.
The three are charged with violating Floyd's civil rights during the arrest of the handcuffed Black man on a road outside a Minneapolis grocery store in May 2020, video of which sparked street protests against racism and police brutality around the world.

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Prosecutors say the men failed to protect the civil rights of Floyd when he was killed in 2020.
Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, all face Justice Department charges of abusing their position as police officers to deprive Floyd of his constitutional rights
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill issued an order Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, granting a request by defense attorneys and prosecutors to move the trial but did not set a new date.
From the column: "Policing done well can impact people’s safety and security, and we stand proud and ready to be there on someone’s worst day to offer them a hand up."
The U.S. District Court in Saint Paul announced the change-of-plea hearing on Monday, an indication Chauvin, 45, would change his plea to guilty.
After a potential juror in the Kimberly Potter trial was struck after she said she did not understand English well enough to follow the case, some observers wondered why the court didn’t offer interpreters for jurors. Worse, some wondered if language was being used as a proxy for race.

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The first-term Democratic-Former-Labor leader said he would continue to help Minnesotans afford their lives if he is elected to the office for a second term.
From the column: "We need to stop using inflammatory rhetoric."
A proposal to replace the city's police department with a public safety department comprised of law enforcement and public health officers is set to come up for a vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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