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George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction
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George Floyd Killer Derek Chauvin Appeals against 22 years Conviction

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of African-American man George Floyd in 2020 has decided to appeal against his conviction. Chauvin was sentenced to over 22 years in jail after kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes in March 2020. His death sparked mass protests against racism and police brutality in the US and all over the world. He was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges, was barred from owning firearms for life and also told to register as a predatory offender. Derek Chauvin, a white man, says there were issues with the jury at the trial and that it should not have taken place in the US state of Minneapolis, citing bias against him. According to court documents filed on Thursday, September 23, Chauvi...
Disappointing’ – Beyonce’s mum Tina slams 22.5 years sentencing of George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin
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Disappointing’ – Beyonce’s mum Tina slams 22.5 years sentencing of George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin

Superstar singer, Beyonce's mother, Tina Lawson has called for an overhaul of the American judicial system, criticizing the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. Derek was found guilty in April for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. In May 2020, footage shows him kneeling on Floyd's neck for nine minutes as he gasped for air and said "I can't breathe" appalled the world - and sparked violent protests across the US. Tina, 67, shared her thoughts on Derek's 22-and-a-half year sentence and revealed a loved one is serving a similar jail term for a much lesser offence. Alongside a photo of the sentence being discussed on US news, she wrote: "Very Disappointing!   "My Godson was sentenced to...
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for the Murder of George Floyd
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Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for the Murder of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd last year was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison. In his ruling, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill cited the ex-officer’s abuse of a position of trust and authority and particular cruelty to Floyd but cautioned that his decision wasn’t based on emotion, sympathy, public opinion or an attempt to send a message, though he did express sympathy to both families. The sentencing followed pleas from members of Floyd’s family to give Derek Chauvin the “maximum penalty.” “We don’t wanna see no more slaps on the wrist. We been through that already,” said Terrence Floyd, one of George Floyd’s brothers. “In my community, in my culture, we’ve been through that already: smacks on the wrist. No, no, no, no. Becau...
George Floyd statue vandalised with name of white supremacist group, one day before Derek Chauvin’s sentencing
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George Floyd statue vandalised with name of white supremacist group, one day before Derek Chauvin’s sentencing

A George Floyd statue in New York has been vandalized with the name of a white supremacist group, one day before the sentencing of Derek Chauvin.   The 6-foot statue was unveiled at 1545 Flatbush Ave. as part of the Juneteenth celebration over the weekend.   According to police, Floyd's face and the inscription were spraypainted black. The phrase "patriotfront.us" was sprayed in white on the side of the statue, an NYPD spokesperson told Newsweek. The graffiti is the web address for the white nationalist, white supremacist group Patriot Front.     Mr Floyd, 46, was murdered in May 2020 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who will be sentenced to prison for the killing on Friday June 25.     His killing came after p...
Update: Judge Rules Derek Chauvin Qualifies for a Longer Sentence in Murder of George Floyd
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Update: Judge Rules Derek Chauvin Qualifies for a Longer Sentence in Murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin could face up to 30 years in prison after a Minnesota judge ruled there were four aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter last month for kneeling on the neck and back of Floyd, handcuffed and lying prone on the street, for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. Judge Peter Cahill ruled Wednesday May 13 that four of the five factors were proven beyond a reasonable doubt. He found that (1) Chauvin abused a position of trust and authority, and (2) he treated Floyd with particular cruelty. "The slow death of George Floyd occurring over approximately six minutes of his positional asphyxia was particularly cruel in that Mr. Floyd was begging for his life and obv...
Federal grand jury indicts Derek Chauvin and three former officer for violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights
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Federal grand jury indicts Derek Chauvin and three former officer for violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights

A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers on charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights during the arrest that led to his death last year. Chauvin, 45, Tou Thao, 35, and J. Alexander Kueng, 27, were each charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, according to the indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Thomas Lane, 38, was charged once with deprivation of rights under color of law.   In a video shot by a bystander, Thao could be seen standing between onlookers and his fellow officers as they pinned Floyd to the pavement. Lane and Kueng were also spotted on top of Floyd as Chauvin applied pressure to the victim’s neck. Chauvin "willfully deprived George Floyd of the right, secur...
Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’
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Derek Chauvin’s Inmate says the ex-cop is ‘not Safe’ and Warns that he’s Going to get Beat up a lot’

An inmate at the jail where Derek Chauvin is being held has warned that the convicted former Minneapolis cop is not safe in prison. Hannabal Shaddai, who is serving a life sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility, doesn’t believe George Floyd’s killer is safe among the prison population because of his former profession and the nature of the crime. Shaddai, 45, claims he doesn't seek revenge but believes Chauvin wouldn't be safe as violence occurs regularly at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. He told Paradox: “First of all, he’s a cop. Then he did what he did. So it’s not safe for him to be here. Best case scenario for him is he’s going to get beat up a lot. I don’t think he’s safe in any prison population." The prison...
Prosecutors Seek Tougher Sentence for Derek Chauvin Following Guilty Verdict in George Floyd’s Murder
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Prosecutors Seek Tougher Sentence for Derek Chauvin Following Guilty Verdict in George Floyd’s Murder

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and state prosecutors are seeking a more severe sentence for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, after a jury last month April found him guilty in the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd was an African American man murdered by police during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. After his death, protests against police brutality, especially towards black people, quickly spread across the United States and globally. Under Minnesota statues, Chauvin will only be sentenced on the most serious charge that he was found guilty of second-degree mur...
Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered
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Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered

Music mogul, JAY-Z, has revealed how he has been living with his family and staying productive during quarantine. Over the first few months of 2021, Jay-Z has launched his own cannabis brand, sold half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sold a majority ownership stake in TIDAL to Square, Inc. In a rare interview with The Sunday Times to promote his partnership with Puma as creative director, Jay-Z, 51, discussed his life in lockdown with Beyoncé and their three children. “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” says JAY-Z. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new nor...
Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on June 16 for Killing George Floyd
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Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on June 16 for Killing George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16 after his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, a Minnesota court said on Friday, April 23. The sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT, according to the court schedule. The calendar update came three days after a jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin’s attorneys will have 60 days to appeal the outcome. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest on May 25, 2020.  Video of the incident sparked a nationwide protest movement against police brutality and racism. Chauvin faces a minimum sen...
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of All Charges In The George Floyd Murder
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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of All Charges In The George Floyd Murder

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been found guilty Count 1: second-degree unintentional murder, Count 2: third-degree murder and Count 3: second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Derek Chauvin found guilty of all charges in the murder of George Floyd A final verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is expected to be released on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Chauvin faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the 2020 killing of George Floyd. Derek Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks. His bond is revoked and he is placed into custody immediately.
Pelosi rejects GOP threat to censure Rep Maxine Waters
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Pelosi rejects GOP threat to censure Rep Maxine Waters

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday rejected GOP claims Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters was "inciting violence" when she said in Minnesota over the weekend that protesters need "to get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found not guilty in the death of George Floyd. Later Monday, Chauvin's defense lawyer moved for a mistrial, based on Waters' comments, including that, "I hope that we are going to get a verdict that says, 'guilty, guilty, guilty,' and if we don't, then we cannot go away." The judge criticized Waters by name for making the comments, calling them "abhorrent," but denied the defense argument that the jury, which wasn't sequestered at that point, could have been prejudiced or intimidated. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy...
CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’

CNN host, Chris Cuomo has opined that police and gun reform won’t happen until  "White people’s kids start getting killed." The U.S. has faced multiple major shootings over the past month, most recently in Indianapolis where a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility, killing eight. Also, tensions have grown in some parts of the US where protesters and rioters are on edge as they await the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and demand justice in the police-involved killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago, among others. Cuomo, however, feels the problem of police shootings will end when white kids start getting killed. "Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change," said CNN anchor on his show ...
‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury
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‘George Floyd Died from Drug Overdose’ – Defence in Derek Chauvin’s Murder Trial tells Jury

The defense in the Derek Chauvin murder trial began his opening statement by telling the jury that George Floyd allegedly died from drugs and not by the actions of Chauvin. Attorney Eric Nelson told the jury there's evidence that is about more than 9 minutes of video. He then zeroed in on Floyd going to a market shortly before the police confrontation. He says employees from the market observed Floyd and believed he was under the influence of something. Nelson then raised the issue of Floyd allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Nelson says when police got the call from someone inside the market, they said Floyd appeared "drunk." He told the jury when Floyd was inside a car after leaving the market he had fallen asleep, again suggesting he was under the influence....
Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death
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Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the state’s effort to add a third-degree murder charge. As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the courthouse to call for Derek Chauvin’s conviction, Judge Peter Cahill said he did not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated while the issue is being appealed. Cahill initially ruled jury selection would begin as scheduled, but after prosecutors asked the Court of Appeals to put the case on hold, the judge sent the potential jurors home for the day and the rest of the day was spent ruling on motions. Cahill later said jury selection would resume Tuesday barring an order from the appellate court. There was ...
Judge dismisses third degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin over George Floyd’s death
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Judge dismisses third degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin over George Floyd’s death

A judge has dismissed the third degree murder charge against white cop Derek Chauvin over the killing of black man George Floyd after he knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The former Minneapolis police officer, 44, still faces other charges including the more serious charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill announced the ruling Thursday morning. Cahill also denied motions to dismiss the charges of aiding and abetting against the three other fired officers charged in connection with Floyd’s death. Hennepin County Government Center was seen being boarded up ahead of the judge’s ruling as authorities braced for further protests from people demanding justice for Floyd. A judge has dismissed the third degree mur...
George Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin reportedly asks a judge to dismiss his case
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George Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin reportedly asks a judge to dismiss his case

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin has reportedly asked a judge to dismiss murder charges against him in the death of George Floyd.   In court papers, defense attorneys for Chauvin said there is no probable cause to support charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. They asked a judge to dismiss the murder charges against him, arguing that Floyd's alleged drug use, not the improper use of force by the officer, was to blame for his death.   Meanwhile, prosecutors said on Friday August 28, that they are planning to seek a harsher sentence for the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is one of four charged for the murder of George Floyd.   According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Min...
New Video Shows Cop Tou Thao Ignoring Bystanders’ Pleas to save George Floyd’s Life as White Cop Derek Chauvin Knelt on his Neck
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New Video Shows Cop Tou Thao Ignoring Bystanders’ Pleas to save George Floyd’s Life as White Cop Derek Chauvin Knelt on his Neck

This is the shocking moment Minneapolis officer Tou Thao was seen ignoring pleas for help from bystanders as white cop Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. The video was shared on Sunday morning by Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney representing Floyd's family. 'This is beyond disturbing, even harder to watch than the first video,' Crump warned in the caption of the video. Crump then wrote: 'Tou Thao stood guard as Derek Chauvin MURDERED George Floyd ... while witnesses of the execution tried to stand up for JUSTICE, tried to save George's life! 'The protest of those bystanders, who refused to just stand by and let it happen, has reverberated around the world — fueling our protest against injustice and police brutality!! 8 minutes 46 ...
Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail
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Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Released on Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond. Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records. His family members had set up a fundraising page for the ex-cop earlier this week, asking the public for donations for his 'defense fund' they set at $1 million. Lane's lawyer, Earl Gray, also confirmed he was released on Wednesday afternoon after posting bail. 'Now we can watch what happens next from outside,' Gray told the Tribune. 'We will bring a motion to dismiss and hopefully it will be granted.' Thomas Lane is one of three officers charged with aiding and abetting second-degree ...
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George Floyd’s 6-year-old Daughter Offered Full Scholarship to Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has announced it would give a full scholarship to George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd when she's college-age. TSU made the announcement on Tuesday night, the day George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston. TSU said on the school’s Facebook page: 'The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU) honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.= 'The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna. TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the Univer...
George Floyd: Bill Gates reacts, demands end to racial discrimination
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George Floyd: Bill Gates reacts, demands end to racial discrimination

Billionaire business mogul and founder of Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has joined thousands of protesters all over the world to seek justice for the African-American man, George Floyd who was killed by a police officer in the US. Recall that Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old man died on May 25, 2020, in the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, who was seen in the viral video with his knee on Floyd’s neck, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter which some blacks and protesters believe were not harsh enough for the crime. But Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison later announced that the charges against Chauvin had been upgraded to second-degree murder and that new charges have been filed against the other three officers invol...
Derek Chauvin, The Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd Granted $1.25 Million Bail
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Derek Chauvin, The Police Officer Who Murdered George Floyd Granted $1.25 Million Bail

The Minneapolis ex-policeman accused of killing unarmed black man George Floyd has made his first court appearance, where his bail was set at $1.25m (£1m). Prosecutors cited the "severity of the charges" and public outrage as the reason for upping his bail from $1m. Derek Chauvin faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Three other arresting officers are charged with aiding and abetting murder. Mr Floyd's death in May led to global protests and calls for police reform. Mr Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Mr Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May. He and the three other police officers have since been fired.
George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record
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George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record

George Floyd’s Gofundme Campaign sets world record for the most donations in the sites history with over $13Million (N4.7Billion) from 500,000 donations across 125 countries. On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life. The day after Mr. Floyd’s death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode, and on Friday the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced murder and manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who can be seen most clearly in...
‘He was not Resisting Arrest in no Form or Way’ – Friend who was with George Floyd when he was Killed, Breaks his Silence
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‘He was not Resisting Arrest in no Form or Way’ – Friend who was with George Floyd when he was Killed, Breaks his Silence

Maurice Lester Hall, the longtime friend of George Floyd who was in his car when he was stopped by police and brutally killed, has now revealed that Floyd did not resist the police when they came to arrest him, before he was killed while in police custody. Hall and Floyd are both from Houston and became friends in Minneapolis through a pastor. Hall, 42, was in the passenger seat of George Floyd's car when his friend was detained by police and killed in Minneapolis on May 25.   After George's death, Hall fled Minnesota for Houston, where he was tracked down by police and is now being interviewed by a Minnesota state investigator for hours as a key witness into the probe of the conduct of the four police officers who arrested Floyd. Hall who saw as the white...
George Floyd’s Death: Derek Chauvin’s Charge Upgraded to 2nd-Degree Murder, 3 Other Minneapolis Officers Charged
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George Floyd’s Death: Derek Chauvin’s Charge Upgraded to 2nd-Degree Murder, 3 Other Minneapolis Officers Charged

Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd’s killing and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident following calls for their arrest. The three other ex-officers involved in the killing are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng. US Senator, Amy Klobuchar made the announcement in a tweet. The official announcement is expected to be made soon, more than a week after Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, sparking nationwide protests against police violence against black citizens. Derek Chauvin, who had his knee pressed into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, had previously been charged with third-degree murd...
“My Neck Hurts” – George Floyd’s Last Words Flown In The Sky Across 5 Major U.S Cities
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“My Neck Hurts” – George Floyd’s Last Words Flown In The Sky Across 5 Major U.S Cities

The last words of the posthumously famous George Floyd have flown in the sky as part of an emotional and inspirational tribute thanks to black artist Jammie Holmes. Five cities across the country were the centers of attraction. In Detroit and New York, the statements “Please I can’t breathe” and “They’re going to kill me” were flown. In Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas, “My stomach hurts,” “My neck hurts” and “Everything hurts”, three statements Floyd struggled to get out while under the weight of Derek Chauvin, were whisked. Holmes posted the photos of the tribute via his Instagram during the weekend, saying he felt the need to contribute to “social conscience and protest meant to bring people together in their shared incense at the inhumane treatment of American citizens”. T...
Nedum Onuoha Says He Doesn’t Feel Safe In The US
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Nedum Onuoha Says He Doesn’t Feel Safe In The US

Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha says he does not feel "100% safe" in the USA. Onuoha plays for Utah-based Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer after spending six years at QPR. "I am always very wary of how I behave and how it could be viewed by people who have power," Onuoha, 33, told BBC Radio 5 Live. "For me personally, overall I don't like to say it but I have a fear and distrust towards police." Widespread protests have taken place across 75 US cities since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after being pinned down by a white police officer. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd's neck, has been charged with his murder. He and three other police officers have been sacked. Sports stars have added their voices on social medi...
Police Officer, Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder Of George Floyd Moved To Max-security Prison
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Police Officer, Derek Chauvin Charged With Murder Of George Floyd Moved To Max-security Prison

The former Minneapolis PD officer, Derek Chauvin charged with the murder of George Floyd -- has a new jail cell for now ... he's been transferred to a maximum-security prison. Chauvin's been sent to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights near the city of Stillwater, after spending part of Sunday at the Hennepin County Jail. It's protocol for inmates to get new mug shots when they're transferred. The ex-cop was originally held at the Ramsey County Jail after being arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death. According to the Department of Corrections ... the Oak Park Heights prison is the highest custody level in Minnesota's system, and several inmates -- like Chauvin -- need a higher level of security. DOC Commissio...
Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died from asphyxiation from sustained pressure
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Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died from asphyxiation from sustained pressure

An independent autopsy found that George Floyd died of "asphyxia due to neck and back compression," contradicting an earlier examination by county officials. The findings of the new autopsy were unveiled Monday by Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump at a briefing along with the doctors who performed the examination. "Essentially, George died because he needed a breath. He needed a breath of air," Crump said. The independent autopsy contrasts with an initial county autopsy last week that said there were no findings to support traumatic asphyxia or strangulation, according to The Associated Press. Allecia Wilson, one of the doctors hired to conduct the autopsy, said the "evidence is consistent with mechanical asphyxia as cause of death and homicide as the manner of death." Wilson conduct...
Pageant Wife of Derek Chauvin Doesn’t Want a Penny in their Divorce
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Pageant Wife of Derek Chauvin Doesn’t Want a Penny in their Divorce

The wife of 'killer cop' Derek Chauvin doesn’t want any money from him in their divorce and has applied to the court to have her name changed. Kellie Chauvin, 45, filed for “dissolution of marriage” to Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old white officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. According to court papers obtained by The Sun, Kellie said in a court filing that she doesn’t want any money or financial assistance from her now ex, despite being an unemployed realtor at the moment. “Respondent is full capable of supporting herself,” the filing states. Both Kellie and her estranged husband waived their rights to "temporary or permanent spousal maintenance," from each other, according to the court papers. The former Mrs Minnesota cited “irretrie...
George Floyd: Mercedes Cars Damaged As Protesters Vandalise Showroom (video)
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George Floyd: Mercedes Cars Damaged As Protesters Vandalise Showroom (video)

Several vehicles inside a Mercedes-Benz showroom in California's Oakland were vandalised and reportedly damaged when rioters broke in during clashes over the death of an unarmed American man of African origin at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Demonstrations have spread to several cities in the United States after a cop was caught on tape with his knee on the neck of a man later identified as George Floyd. Floyd was pinned down by Derek Chauvin who has since been removed from the police force and has been charged with murder. Floyd had been arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money at a store to buy cigarettes on Monday evening. He could not be revived after being put into an ambulance. The anger over the incident has led to massive protests in several cities - from New ...
George Floyd Was Once A Porn Actor, More Details Of His Private Life (Video)
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George Floyd Was Once A Porn Actor, More Details Of His Private Life (Video)

The death of George Floyd has really generated lots of controversies in the world as the way he died is something many deemed as murder. According to the BBC, George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Footage of the arrest on 25 May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor. Mr Chauvin, 44, has since been charged with murder. The key events that led to Mr Floyd’s death happened within just 30 minutes. Based on accounts from witnesses, video footage and official statements, here’s what we know so far. It began with a report of a fake $20 (£16.20) bill. A report was made on the evening of 25 May, when Mr Floyd bought a pack of cigarettes from Cup Foods, ...
Lady Gaga calls for change following George Floyd’s murder, brands Donald Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’
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Lady Gaga calls for change following George Floyd’s murder, brands Donald Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’

American Singer and actress, Lady Gaga, has branded President Donald Trump a ‘racist fool’ in a lengthy statement addressing the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man, died after being arrested by police for alleged use of counterfeit currency with footage showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck as he struggled to breathe and eventually died. Chauvin was arrested Friday on suspicion of third-degree murder. Reacting to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed thereafter, Lady Gaga hit out at the President for what she described as ‘fueling racist activity’. ‘I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I’m afraid to say anything that ...
Update: George Floyd And Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With His Death Both Worked At Same Nightclub In 2019
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Update: George Floyd And Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With His Death Both Worked At Same Nightclub In 2019

Both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on his neck, worked as security for the same club but may not have known each other, according to a former nightclub owner in Minneapolis. Maya Santamaria, who used to run El Nuevo Rodeo Club, told local news that the two men were in her employment throughout last year. “Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” said Santamaria. “They were working together at the same time — it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.” For the reason that they worked in different quarters at the nightclub, Santamaria believes “if they would have crossed paths, it would probably not have been something they remembered.” In a related development, B...
Derek Chauvin, The Policeman Who Killed George Floyd Charged With Murder
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Derek Chauvin, The Policeman Who Killed George Floyd Charged With Murder

The Minneapolis policeman accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said. Derek Chauvin is one of four officers who were fired shortly after an explosive video emerged showing a handcuffed Floyd lying on the street as an officer identified as Chauvin pinned his knee to Floyd’s neck for at least five minutes on Monday. The death of the 46-year-old Floyd has sparked days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities over police brutality against African-Americans. So far, hundreds of shops have been damaged and a police station set on fire.“Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in custody,” Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman ...

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