More than a year after he murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes in the street, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will face sentencing Friday for the crime that shocked the world and hastened discussions about racial equity and police reform. "He's looking for a sentence that is sufficient to penalize Mr. Chauvin but not to destroy him for the sake of public sentiment," said defense attorney A.L.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Security precautions are being ramped up ahead of Friday’s sentencing of Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Government Center, though the security will not be as obvious as it was during Chauvin’s trial. There are no barricades around the Government Center, which will continue to be the case on Friday.
‘They’re Probably Going to Try to Kill Him’: Inmate and Former Prison Warden Agree Derek Chauvin Will Be ‘Instant Target’ in Prison
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be an “instant target” and will face efforts by other inmates to “kill him,” a current inmate and former prison warden both warned in advance of the convicted murderer’s scheduled sentencing this Friday. “Jeez, I hate to say this, but I would say that they’re probably going to try to kill him,” Michael J. Moore, a currently incarcerated author, said in an interview on the Law&Crime Network program Brian Ross Investigates.
More than a year after George Floyd took his last breath, the ex-cop who murdered him will face a Minnesota judge and receive a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Legal observers expect Chauvin will receive a substantial prison time that's near or at the 30 year maximum.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old motorcyclist died Tuesday evening following a crash on Highway 7 in Shorewood. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 7 and Eureka Road. An SUV turning onto the highway collided with a westbound motorcycle.
by Matt Sterling.Rallies have been held in Belfast, echoing the sentiments of those protesting in cities around the world in the wake of the death of a black man restrained by police in the US. George Floyd died when a white officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck last Monday in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night outside a market in Brooklyn Park. City police say the shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. outside the Nice Family African Market on the 7400 block of Regent Avenue. Witnesses told investigators that a man was sitting in his car and opened fire on another man who was walking in front of the store.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In an unusual move, the Minnesota Attorney General is asking the public to submit impact statements ahead of Derek Chauvin’s sentencing on murder charges Friday. It’s been two months since Chauvin was convicted on all counts for murdering George Floyd.
The 'Czech George Floyd': Video of policeman kneeling on neck of Romany man echoes US death that send shockwaves around the world
Video of the arrest carried out by three police officers was recorded on June 19 It shows an officer in Teplice, Czech Republic kneeling on a man's back and neck The man later died in an ambulance that was called to the scene by the officers Members of the Roma community have compared the incident to the death of Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, at the hands of Derek Chauvin last year
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is dead after authorities say a driver hit a bicyclist in southern Minnesota Tuesday morning. According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just before 11 a.m. at Country Club Road and 60th Avenue Southwest. The sheriff’s office did not identify the man killed.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While new data on sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota show that overall cases decreased last year, officials are concerned that disruptions in care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic led to less testing. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday that the 2020 STD data paint an uncertain picture.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has been sidelined again, this time after being hit by a 94 mph fastball. On Tuesday, the club announced Buxton is on the 10-day injured list with a left hand fracture. Buxton had just returned from the injured list on Saturday after missing 40 games due to a right hip strain.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Due to the dry weather and drought conditions the last few weeks, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is reporting they’ve seen fewer mosquitos this year around the Twin Cities. Compared to the last 10 years, when the average number of mosquitos caught in CO2 traps around the metro is above 500 for mid-June, this year, the number is just below 200.
MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will find out how many years, if any, he will spend in prison on Friday. Chauvin was convicted in April of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Flud. Like the trial itself, Chauvin's sentencing will be live-streamed.
'Don't go heavy on him': Minnesota AG says judge should not make an example of Derek Chauvin when he sentences him on Friday because it's not about 'revenge'
Chauvin, 45, is facing a maximum of 40 years in jail after he was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter Minnesota AG Keith Ellison said he was satisfied to see Chauvin convicted But he added: 'I will admit, I felt a little bad for the defendant ...
George Floyd’s murder prompted outcry across the country, with many people taking to the streets demanding justice. Now, more than two months after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted, people following the case are preparing for his sentencing Friday afternoon. “What’s been happening in the last two months is that both lawyers have written memos about what they think the sentencing should be,“ said former Hennepin County Chief Public Defender Mary Moriarty.
In interviews, people who know Cahill and cases he has overseen say he is likely to land somewhere in the middle. They said he is a fair judge, though there is no guarantee he will mete out a punishment that will make either side entirely happy. "He's been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney," said Craig Cascarano, 72, a Minneapolis lawyer in private practice who met Cahill at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office when Cahill was a law clerk.
Days after Juneteenth was made a national holiday, communities across the US are coming together to celebrate 19 June 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing slaves in the final Confederate state to have abolition. Terrence Floyd, whose brother George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in May last year, unveiled a statute of his sibling during a Saturday morning Juneteenth rally in Brooklyn, New York.
A solid bronze statue of George Floyd has been unveiled in the US state of New Jersey. The huge tribute to Floyd, 48, in Newark, was revealed to the public for the first time on Wednesday. He was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25 last year by cop Derek Chauvin, and his death prompted Black Lives Matter protests around the world.
The decision came a day after Officer Cody Budworth was indicted, accused of four-degree assault Police officers serving with a specialised crowd control unit in Portland, Oregon, have resigned from their voluntary roles en masse after criminal charges were filed against a colleague over an altercation at a protest last summer.