Minneapolis

Expert predicts Derek Chauvin won’t get maximum sentence Friday

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Friday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced. The hearing will include the reading of victim impact statements from not only family, but everyday Minnesotans. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has asked the public to submit community impact statements ahead of the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Expert predicts Derek Chauvin…

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…

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…

Man who helped burn police precinct sentenced

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd last year. Twenty-three-year-old Branden Michael Wolfe was given 41 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to…

Derek Chauvin moves to have guilty verdicts thrown out

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a motion asking the court to throw out his guilty verdicts and schedule a new trial Tuesday. The filing, made by Attorney Eric Nelson, cites jury intimidation and a failure of the court to sequester the jury as some of the reasons he is asking for a new trial. In the filing, Nelson…