George Floyd

Judge orders Staples man to prison, $12 million restitution for Minneapolis arson

Bryce WilliamsMINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – A Staples, Minn. man was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for his role in the arsons at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building. Twenty-six-year-old Bryce Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury in August.  The fire was started on May 28, during the riots immediately following the death of George Floyd. Federal…

Minnesota Capitol will reopen Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Capitol will reopen to the public on Thursday, June 10. State officials say the Capitol will be open regular weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend hours will resume at a later date. The Minnesota Historical Society Information Desk on the Capitol’s First Floor will be open and providing information…

Prosecutors want more time for federal trial in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to prepare for the federal trial of four former police officers facing civil rights charges in George Floyd’s death. They’re calling the case unusual and complex due in part to the sheer volume of evidence. Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou…

Video: Gunshots heard near George Floyd square

Here’s the moment shots were fired near George Floyd Square earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/NIWRBr6b9Y — Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died was disrupted by gunfire Tuesday, just hours before it was to be the site of a family-friendly street festival marking the anniversary of his death at the hands of police….

Festival to remember George Floyd

George FLoyd memorial (CNN)MINNEAPOLIS – The intersection where George Floyd took his final breaths was to be transformed Tuesday into an outdoor festival on the one-year anniversary of his death, with food, children’s activities and a long list of musical performers. Rapper Nur-D, one of the performers, tweeted that the event would be about “turning mourning into dancing.”  The site of…

George Floyd’s family holds rally, march in brother’s memory

MINNEAPOLIS – Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, have joined activists and citizens for a march as part of events marking the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death. Sunday’s march was one of several events planned nationwide by the George Floyd Memorial Foundation. Other events in Minneapolis ahead of the anniversary include a…

One year after George Floyd’s murder, police violence remains high concern

A year after George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a white police officer sparked global protests and a racial reckoning, a majority of Americans say racism and police violence are serious problems facing the nation. Yet relatively few believe attention in the past year to the issues has led to positive change. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center…