George Floyd

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…

VP Pence & Ivanka Trump Hold “Cops for Trump” Listening Session In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, are in Minneapolis to bring the Trump campaign’s message of law-and-order. Pence and Ivanka taking part in a listening session at the InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul with “Cops for Trump”. The group appeared on stage with President Donald Trump during a rally last year at the Target Center. Minneapolis…

Vikings to honor George Floyd, family at Sunday’s home opener against Packers

Game kicks off at noon form U.S. Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to open the 2020 regular season at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the team announced Friday its plans to address racism and social injustice. The family of George Floyd will be at U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s game and will be recognized pregame following the performance of…

Floyd family considers legal action after alleged hospital data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  – The family of George Floyd is considering action against Hennepin County Medical Center for alleged multiple breaches of his confidential information. A family lawyer said they were recently informed of breaches of Floyd’s data and that the employees no longer work at the hospital. Attorney Antonio Romanucci said the family was very disappointed that “even in death,…

Gov. Walz told White House Trump visiting George Floyd memorial is ‘really bad idea’

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – President Donald Trump’s campaign team wanted to have the president visit south Minneapolis Monday during his trip to Minnesota, including the George Floyd memorial at 38th and Chicago. However, Gov. Tim Walz said he spent the weekend telling the White House why it was a “really bad idea.” South Minneapolis is where George Floyd was killed while being detained by Minneapolis police…

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…