Judge reinstates third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in death of George Floyd. A judge in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin reinstated a third-degree murder charge Thursday. Chauvin is also charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in May. Ref. USAToday.
Minneapolis reaches $27M settlement with George Floyd’s family in lawsuit over his death in police custody. The family of George Floyd has reached a $27 million settlement with the city of Minneapolis in a lawsuit over his death in last May. The settlement includes $500,000 to be directed to enhance the 38th Street and Chicago Avenue business district where Floyd died, according to a statement from Ben Crump, lead attorney for the family. Ref. USAToday.
That money won't bring back George but it will certainly deter excessive police force when it is not necessary. It will also make the family filthy rich! I hope they can starts some kind of foundation with some of it.
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Judge moves forward with Derek Chauvin jury selection while issue of additional murder charge in the death of George Floyd is unresolved. The murder trial of Derek Chauvin was set to begin Monday with jury selection in Minneapolis. The day began with a brief back-and-forth regarding an appeals court ruling that had the potential to postpone jury selection. A Minnesota appeals court ruled Friday that the trial court judge should not have refused to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin. Source 4u.
All jurors have been selected in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. Fifteen jurors have been selected in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd last May. Twelve of the jurors will deliberate, two will serve as alternates and one will be dismissed if all others show up when opening statements start on March 29. Ref. USAToday.
Jurors watched bodycam videos from George Floyd’s arrest and an early witness sobbed on the stand on Day 3 of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. After an ambulance took Floyd away, the Minneapolis police officer defended his tactics, remarking to a bystander that Floyd was "A sizable guy" and "Probably on something,” bodycam footage revealed. Witnesses expressed guilt for not helping Floyd. Ref. USAToday.
So the officer assumed he was on something and decided he would kill him for a counterfeit twenty dollar bill? Crazy!
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