George Floyd

Ex-cops Kueng, Thao sentenced for violating Floyd’s rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The last two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights have been sentenced in federal court. J. Alexander Kueng was sentenced Wednesday to three years and Tou Thao got a 3 1/2-year sentence. They were convicted in February of two counts of violating Floyd’s civil rights. The jury found they…

Speakers take the stage to share ideas at TEDxFargo

One of the speakers included North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The F-M community and others across the country come to downtown Fargo for the 11th annual TEDx Talk Conference. Every year, there’s a theme at TEDxFargo. In 2019, it was about moving forward. This year, it’s about going beyond ways to explore boundaries to look forward to what’s possible. Twelve speakers from all walks of…

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 20 1/2 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 245 months in prison on Thursday after reaching a plea agreement on federal charges he violated George Floyd’s civil rights, as well as those of a Black teenager. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered Floyd, to about 20 1/2 years, saying he doesn’t know why…

Biden nominates Chauvin prosecutor to be federal judge

Jerry BlackwellMINNEAPOLIS – President Biden has nominated one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd to be a federal judge. Jerry Blackwell is a Minneapolis attorney and a founding partner of the law firm Blackwell Burke. Blackwell helped prosecute Derek Chauvin for the May 2020 killing Floyd. In…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Policing On 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

THE WHITE HOUSE (KVRR) —   Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others join President Joe Biden as he signs an Executive Order on policing and public safety. The measure, which comes following months of talks with police professional groups and reform activists, orders federal law enforcement agencies such as the CBP and FBI to revise their…

Vigil, rally planned for 2nd anniversary of Floyd killing

George FLoyd memorial (CNN)MINNEAPOLIS – A candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd’s memory at the intersection where he died was among the remembrances scheduled for the second anniversary of his death. Activists planned the Wednesday vigil and a rally at the governor’s residence in St. Paul for the anniversary of Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. Events following the anniversary…

Biden to sign police order on Floyd anniversary

WASHINGTON – With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death, according to three people familiar with the matter. The decision reflects Biden’s struggle to use the limited powers of his office to advance his campaign promises,…

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. As part of Wednesday’s plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Lane, along with J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, has already been convicted on…

Chauvin appeals murder conviction for killing George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction for murder in the killing of George Floyd, arguing that jurors were intimidated by the protests that followed and prejudiced by heavy pretrial publicity. Chauvin asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a court filing this week to reverse his conviction, reverse and remand for a new trial…

State probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A state investigation launched after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer has determined that the department engages in a pattern of race discrimination. Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights announced the finding of the nearly two-year probe on Wednesday. The department has the power to enforce the state’s Human Rights Act, which makes it…