George Floyd

Minnesota lawmakers reach deal on police accountability measures

Lawmakers have been negotiating police accountability measures since the May 25 death of Floyd.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Minnesota’s divided Legislature struck a deal to strengthen police accountability Monday night, delivering a response two months after the death of George Floyd at the knee of a now-fired Minneapolis police officer. The House quickly voted 102-29 to approve the changes. After midnight, the Senate approved the bill in a 60-7 vote. Gov. Tim Walz supports the agreed-upon…

Coaches 4 Change: NDSU basketball’s Josh Sash joins social justice organization

The organization is a platform designed by coaches across the country to engage, educate, empower and evolve collegiate student-athletes on issues of social injustices, systemic racism, and the power of voting.

FARGO, N.D. — The topic of racial injustice has come to the forefront across America in recent months. It has led many to begin uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations about race, but it’s also left people with the question ‘How can I do more to help?’ That was the struggle faced by NDSU men’s basketball assistant coach, Josh Sash. “I always…

MN Rep. Collin Peterson Speaks On His Vote In Favor of The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

The act will make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct

Minnesota – The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act bill was approved by the House on Thursday. The act will make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct. If passed by the Senate, some of the measures include banning the use of choke-holds and no-knock warrants in federal cases. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson says the idea is not to get…

Minneapolis council puts plan to abolish police in motion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–The Minneapolis City Council is taking steps that might someday do away with the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The council votes Friday on a proposal to amend the city charter to replace the current department with a “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention” that would prioritize a “holistic” and “public-health oriented” approach….

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…

Dilworth State Rep. Paul Marquart votes against MN Police Accountability Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth is the only House Democrat to vote against a police reform bill. Marquart calls the death of George Floyd inhuman and atrocius. He agrees the officers in that case should be prosecuted. However, he feels the Minnesota Police Accountability Act is too broad. It requires the Attorney General’s office to…

“Gotham City on steroids” Alexandria Republican describes law enforcement being eliminated

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria tried to amend the proposed Minnesota Police Accountability Act Thursday night to prevent cities and towns from disbanding their police departments. The Republican referenced a movement within the Minneapolis City Council to do so. Groups in other cities want to defund police by shifting some money from law enforcement’s budgets…

Internal investigation finds former Fargo Police Deputy Chief Osmundson acted alone at George Floyd protest

The full PSO report is available on the City of Fargo's website.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department’s Professional Standards Office completed an internal investigation that found former Fargo Police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson acted alone during a rally for George Floyd on May 30. A report completed by the PSO states Osmundson went undercover at the rally to gain intelligence. He took photographs of protesters, rioters and police officers and allegedly consumed…

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….

Fargo Teen Wants Answers About Her Father’s Death

Next month is the 18th anniversary of Lionel Lewis' death.

FARGO, N.D. – “Just tell him that I’m sorry. That was a horrible way to pass, it shouldn’t have happened. He was only 26 years old, and he definitely deserved a longer life than what he was given,” says Aniliese Meyer. George Floyd’s death has re-opened some old wounds for Aniliese Meyer. Her dad, Lionel A. Lewis died while in…