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Local defense attorney explains changes to Derek Chauvin’s trial

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A local defense attorney says the fact that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be tried alone could benefit either him or his co-defendants, depending on the arguments brought forth in court. Chauvin’s co-defendants are former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao. Leah Carlson of Ohnstad Twichell Law Office in West Fargo…

Judge dismisses 3rd-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin, other charges remain

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–A Hennepin County judge has dismissed the third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but denied the defense’s motions to dismiss the other charges against him. Chauvin remains charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Judge Peter A. Cahill issued several critical rulings Thursday. He also denied the motions to dismiss…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Marches Are “A Moment In Time Like No Other”

Klobuchar says an important piece to adressing the issue is making sure we have economic justice in the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C – Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar says this is not an issue only affecting big cities like Minneapolis or New York, but many locations across the nation, including the F-M metro, that want to see a change in policing. Klobuchar acknowledges the good police officers, but says there are also people within police departments that don’t meet the…

Peaceful Honoring Of George Floyd At Moorhead’s Bennett Park

It's a somber moment for dozens at Bennett Park as impassioned community members spoke about the loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the call for racial equality.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “What I would want to leave with you today is to keep in your head the word inclusion and that we are equal,” Organizer Destini Holiday said. It’s a somber moment for dozens at Bennett Park as impassioned community members spoke about the loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the call for racial equality….

Ex-Minneapolis police officer Chauvin was in talks to plead guilty before arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Just four days after the death of George Floyd, and the day before former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was arrested, federal and state prosecutors were negotiating a possible plea deal with Chauvin, the FOX 9 Investigators have learned. Sources familiar with the scuttled negotiations say it would have been a “universal deal” that would have included state…

Ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death to make 1st court appearance Monday

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will make his first court appearance Monday in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, a veteran police officer, was seen putting his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck’s as he repeatedly said he could not breathe. Of the four former officers involved in Floyd’s death, Chauvin was the senior most officer and faces…

MN Attorney General announces additional charges in George Floyd death

Charges against all 4 Minneapolis officers in death of George Floyd Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announces criminal charges against Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng and upgraded charges against Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The charges: https://bit.ly/3eHyUs4 Posted by Fox 9 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) –…