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Teen Who Filmed Floyd's Murder Has Distressing News

Darnella Frazier says her uncle was killed in crash while Minneapolis cops were chasing someone else

(Newser) - The teen awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her recording of George Floyd's murder says her uncle has died in an interaction with police. "Minneapolis police killed my uncle ... nothing feels real," Darnella Frazier, 18, wrote Tuesday on Facebook, per NBC News , noting police "took...

Minneapolis Protester Killed When Car Rams Crowd

Driver in custody, though whether it was intentional remains unclear

(Newser) - A woman protesting the recent death of a Black man in Minneapolis at the hands of police was killed Sunday night when a vehicle rammed the crowd, reports KARE11 . The driver is in custody, though no charges have been filed and it remains unclear whether his vehicle hit the crowd...

Pulitzers Honor Teenager Who Filmed George Floyd's Death

Citation praises Darnella Frazier's courage and cites citizens' role in pursuit of truth

(Newser) - Darnella Frazier, whose video of George Floyd's slaying helped bring about widespread protests and a murder conviction, has been honored alongside journalists who produced the year's most consequential work. The teenager received a Pulitzer Prize special citation on Friday, USA Today reports. The Pulitzer Prize Board wrote that...

Post-Vigil, Fires and Vandalism in Minneapolis

Protesters faced off against police after Thursday's fatal shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr.

(Newser) - Protesters faced off with officers in Minneapolis early Saturday over the shooting death of a man by members of a US Marshals task force. Photos from the scene following a vigil for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32, showed dumpster fires in the street and a line of officers standing guard....

A Year After Floyd's Death, Teen Who Filmed It Is Changed

Darnella Frazier, 18, writes of trauma she's endured

(Newser) - "It's a little easier now, but I'm not who I used to be," said Darnella Frazier, the bystander who filmed George Floyd's killing last year on her cellphone. "A part of my childhood was taken from me." Frazier, 18, posted the statement on...

Cops Heard Gunshots. Then, 'an Exceptionally Chaotic Scene'

2 dead, 8 injured after overnight mass shooting in Minneapolis

(Newser) - Two people are dead and at least eight are injured after a mass shooting overnight in downtown Minneapolis, reports ABC News . In a series of tweets, the Minneapolis Police Department noted that five of the victims were adult males, including the two who died, and five were adult females. A...

Trial Date Set for Ex-Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright

Kim Potter's trial for second-degree manslaughter to begin Dec. 6

(Newser) - A Minnesota judge has found probable cause to support the second-degree manslaughter charge against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, who's accused of fatally shooting Daunte Wright during an April 11 traffic stop , setting the stage for a December trial. "I think it's to the benefit...

DOJ Will Investigate the Minneapolis Police Department

Merrick Garland announces 'pattern or practice' probe

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announced a wide-ranging DOJ investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, saying the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial "does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis." And that's exactly what the DOJ "pattern or practice" investigation will attempt to...

After the Chauvin Verdict: &#39;This Is Our Selma Moment&#39;
After the Chauvin
Verdict: 'This Is
Our Selma Moment'

After the Chauvin Verdict: 'This Is Our Selma Moment'

Reaction and backlash after ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

(Newser) - The aftereffects of the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd are still being felt across the nation and around the world, with one of Floyd's brothers noting, "This is a day for celebration," per CNN . Tuesday was also...

Biden Calls Case Against Chauvin 'Overwhelming'

After talking to Floyd's family, president says evidence against Chauvin is 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - President Biden said Tuesday that he considers the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death to be "overwhelming." He told reporters in the Oval Office that he felt free to say that because the Minneapolis jury is sequestered, the AP reports. Biden added that he's...

Shooting Leaves Guardsmen With Minor Injuries

Shots came from SUV, Minnesota Guard reports

(Newser) - Two National Guardsmen suffered minor injuries early Sunday when they were fired upon as they provided neighborhood security in Minneapolis following the police killing of a 20-year-old Black man in a nearby suburb, authorities said. The Minnesota Guard said the men were hurt when several shots came from a light-colored...

'Slip and Capture' Theory May Explain Gun-Taser Mix-Up

Nation has seen at least 11 cases in which the explanation has been used since 1999

(Newser) - Police in Minnesota say the shooting of Daunte Wright happened because Officer Kim Potter mistakenly fired her gun instead of her Taser . Various outlets are digging into the subject, with the same general conclusion: The phenomenon is real, though it's rare. Coverage:
  • 11 times: The Minneapolis Star Tribune has

Little Brother Tells Court About Growing Up With George Floyd

Philonise Floyd tears up when discussing his brother's relationship with their mother

(Newser) - Philonise Floyd took the witness stand in Minneapolis on Thursday to tell the court about his oldest brother, George—whom he described as "a leader in our household" when the two were growing up. That began with helping the younger children get ready for school, NPR reports. "George...

Reversal Follows Testimony on George Floyd's 5 Muffled Words

Witness claimed he said 'I ate too many drugs,' before changing his mind

(Newser) - What looked like a win for the defense soon turned into a blow Wednesday during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin's defense attorney, Eric Nelson, was questioning James Reyerson, a senior special agent with Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which investigates police use-of-force incidents,...

Minnesota&#39;s &#39;Highest-Profile Murder Case&#39; Begins
Murder Case' Begins
the rundown

Minnesota's 'Highest-Profile Murder Case' Begins

The trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd opens Monday

(Newser) - Attention will once again turn to Minneapolis on Monday, where the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin begins in the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. Chauvin, 45, faces charges of second- and third-degree murder, and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the former charge....

George Floyd's Family Settles With City for Record Sum

Minneapolis will pay $27M

(Newser) - The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd's family over the Black man's death in police custody, even as jury selection continued in a former officer's murder trial . The Minneapolis City Council emerged from closed session...

Amateurs' Drone Video Catches Hollywood's Attention

Director Lee Unkrich says bowling alley clip is 'one of the most amazing things I've ever seen'

(Newser) - Filmmakers who posted an 87-second video to YouTube earlier this month are now getting calls from Hollywood directors. That's how impressive "Right Up Our Alley" is. The continuous clip, shot March 2 with a "first-person view" racing drone, offers a zigzagging view inside Minneapolis' Bryant-Lake Bowl, which...

Judge Pauses Jury Selection in Chauvin Case

Prosecutors want to reinstate 3rd-degree murder charge against ex-cop

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge . As hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse to...

In Minneapolis, the First Police Killing Since George Floyd

City's police chief: Bodycam footage to be released of shootout that killed suspect

(Newser) - Less than a mile from where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in the spring, a fatal police shooting during a traffic stop Wednesday evening spurred a protest and a plea from city officials to keep the calm. The city's police department says officers were conducting a traffic...

Minnesota Decides to Free Myon Burrell
Minnesota Decides
to Free Myon Burrell
the rundown

Minnesota Decides to Free Myon Burrell

The 34-year-old was sentenced to life as a juvenile

(Newser) - A Black Minnesota man sent to prison for life as a teenager took his first steps of freedom Tuesday to the sound of ringing bells and cheering family members and supporters, hours after a pardons board commuted his sentence in a high-profile murder case. Myon Burrell's prosecution and harsh...

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