Doling out pardons is a holiday tradition for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who around every Christmas grants them to a handful of ordinary citizens, typically for minor offenses committed years or decades ago. But one name stands out on his desk: George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he is already spending behind bars on a state conviction.
A statue honoring George Floyd in New York City’s Union Square Park was vandalized on Sunday, police said. Sunday’s act wasn’t the first example of vandalism to the statue memorializing Floyd, whose killing at the hands of police in Minneapolis last year galvanized a racial justice movement across the country.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has filed an intent to appeal with the Minnesota state appellate court in his murder conviction for the death of George Floyd.
Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the federal charges against them.
Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, told members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday that “Congress must pass the For the People Act." The remarks came in Henderson's opening statement, which outlined several specific steps that members of Congress should take to combat domestic terrorism and violent extremism during a hearing involving representatives from religious and civil rights organizations.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, has been sentenced to serve 22-and-a-half years in prison.
Gianna Floyd, the 7-year-old daughter of George Floyd, appeared in a prerecorded interview as part of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's sentencing hearing on Friday. Chauvin was found guilty in April of second-degree murder and other charges in Floyd's death.
After meeting with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House, Philonise Floyd pushed for passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, named after his brother, who was killed one year ago today by a Minneapolis police officer.
One year since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police, community members share how much their community has changed and how much it's stayed the same. “The killing of George Floyd changed the world,” Michelle Gross, the founder of Communities United Against Police Brutality, told Yahoo News.
On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin held George Floyd with his knee on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. George Floyd died that day. Bystander video of the incident quickly went viral, and the world was outraged.
The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis has evolved into a sacred space where residents and visitors alike come to pay homage, following the murder of George Floyd one year ago. It's also the site of the beginning and end of many marches and rallies in the area. But as many people appreciate how the area has turned into an autonomous zone free of police, local officials and neighbors say they are wary of a criminal element that overtakes the area many nights.
Testifying during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, became emotional talking about the deaths of his brother and mother.
During the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, Dr. Martin Tobin, a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, said the way George Floyd was handcuffed and put on the street by police officers made it hard to breathe and was almost like having his left lung removed.
During the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Friday, Police Lt. Richard Zimmerman testified that the use of force applied against George Floyd was “totally unnecessary” and “uncalled for.”
Delivering testimony in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, Donald Williams said he called 911 after watching the fatal encounter between Floyd and Chauvin because "I believe I witnessed a murder." Williams appeared emotional on the stand as his 911 call was played for the court.
Delivering testimony during the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, 911 dispatcher Jena Scurry testified that she thought the live security video had frozen as George Floyd lay motionless on the ground.
While delivering opening arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, prosecutor Jerry Blackwell played a video of George Floyd's death and said witnesses "called the police on the police."
Sean Penn says there’s “an awful lot to be optimistic about” with Donald Trump out of the White House, but he still worries about the culture which led to “this failed businessman turned fake billionaire on a TV show” becoming the president.
Alison Hammond has told how her mother's job protected her from racist bullies when she was growing up in Kingstanding, Birmingham.
The Lancaster City Police Department has released body cam footage of a shooting that left 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz dead. The footage appears to show Munoz holding an object, said to be a knife by police, while charging at the officer before being shot. Protests were reported late Sunday evening in response to Munoz’s death.
Speaking to supporters and the media, Ben Crump, attorney for the family of George Floyd, strongly disputed the defense theory that Floyd’s death was caused by a drug overdose. Crump said, “The only overdose that killed George Floyd was [an] overdose of excessive force and racism” by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has now received almost 3,000 official complaints about Diversity's dance inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.