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Zachary V. Robinson, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday in Hennepin County District Court to two counts of second-degree murder.
DNA evidence linked Donald C. Jenkins Jr. to the crime.
Critics say the policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1., won't result in meaningful change.
Prosecutors ask judge in Floyd killing to rescind order allowing recording.
The offer would not affect a life term with the possibility of parole.
A divorce settlement that would have given most of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s assets to his wife was rejected by a judge who…
Three finalists for Hennepin County chief public defender have been selected for interviews next month.The Minnesota Board of Public Defense announced the finalists Thursday: Kassius…
A Minneapolis man used his dying breath to identify the friend who shot him in October, according to murder charges filed Wednesday.Brent D. Buchan, 23,…
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Prosecutors link Elsa Segura to Dec. 31 murder.
Women said to have pointed a laser at officer's eyes, kicked cop in groin.
Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao will start trial on March 8 in the downtown courthouse. The judge said he would allow cameras in the courtroom and will sequester the jury for safety.
Maricio Mata-Thelen, 26, of St. Paul, died from a gunshot wound to his neck. He was killed in Crystal.
After a judge dropped a third-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and ruled three others will remain charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter, Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard.
The statute confuses some legal scholars.
Thomas Plunkett, who represents J. Alexander Kueng, filed a motion to submit videos of two incidents to the court to reinforce an earlier request.
After the fired police officer was released from pretrial custody by posting $1 million bond, Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard and mobilized 100 state troopers and 75 conservation officers out of caution.
Lauren P. Peterson said police never reached out to her before pursuing a case against her.
A St. Anthony woman was wrongly charged in September with assaulting a journalist during protests in downtown Minneapolis, according to recently filed court documents.The Minneapolis…
The wife of the Democratic presidential candidate visited Black-owned businesses, helped out at a nonprofit and praised female voters.
State Sen. John Jasinski said Sunday that he takes "complete responsibility" for driving while impaired Saturday.Jasinski, R-Faribault, declined to be interviewed but acknowledged in a…
State Sen. John Jasinski was cited Saturday for driving while impaired, according to court records. Public information available on the Minnesota courts website showed that…
Attorney Thomas Plunkett said the former officers' trial must be moved out of the county for their safety.
State Public Defender Bill Ward recommended against reappointing Mary Moriarty because of her "inability to work" with others. The full Board of Public Defense is expected to vote at a meeting beginning at noon.
Editor's note: A St. Anthony woman was wrongly charged in September with assaulting a journalist during protests in downtown Minneapolis, according to later filed court…
J. Alexander Kueng became a Minneapolis police officer to help the community, but prosecutors accuse him of doing nothing to help George Floyd when he and his colleagues fatally pinned him to the ground as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.
Protesters gathered as attorneys argued key issues including whether the trial should be moved out of the county, whether the defendants should be tried in one trial or separately, and how jurors will be selected.
A judge will hear oral arguments on the matter at hearing Friday.
26 now accused of crimes including burglary, assault and drug possession.
The officers abused their authority and treated Floyd cruelly, prosecutors argued.
One woman allegedly knocked down an officer and assaulted him after she was cornered in a parking garage.
J. Alexander Kueng did not knowingly help anyone commit a crime, his lawyer wrote.
They say fired officer encouraged other officers, ignored bystanders' pleas to check Floyd's pulse.
Attorney Earl Gray attacks Floyd as a habitual drug user with a violent past.
This is the first time in Minnesota history such recordings have been released before trial.
In an interview with investigators, Tou Thao stressed officer safety, addressing George Floyd's well-being and bystanders' concerns only when questioned by a Minnesota BCA special agent.
The video was filed to support a motion to drop the criminal charges against former officer Tou Thao.
They argue it's in the "interests of justice" and limiting witness trauma. Defense attorneys have not yet filed responses.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill reversed his initial stance on the matter after being challenged by a coalition of media companies.
Their comments were meant to refute a motion to dismiss the charges, filed in July by Lane's attorney, Earl Gray.
A coalition of media companies had sought release of footage of George Floyd's killing to the general public.
Daily Mail claims George Floyd footage was leaked to the media company.
Former Minneapolis cop and his estranged wife filed the motion to protect themselves from harassment.
Prosecutors are opposing audio visual coverage of the trial or trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd. Assistant…
The coalition contends Judge Cahill's order overreached and violated First Amendment.
Video from body cameras worn by two of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd was viewed by the public for the first time.
Attorney Robert Paule wants sanctions against Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Derek Chauvin's lawyer says judge's order violates his constitutional rights to free speech and a public trial.
It can be viewed only by appointment at the courthouse, not recorded.
Letters by health care professional alleged neglect of inmate at Beltrami County jail.
A former Minneapolis grade-school teacher and youth basketball coach was charged Thursday for the third time with sexually abusing a child under his care. Aaron…
Judge Peter Cahill wrote that "continuing" publicity from the attorneys in the case could create an unfair trial.
Transcripts of body-worn camera footage from the night George Floyd was killed and of an interview with one of the officers at the scene were also filed in court.
Family law lawyers say it's too soon to say whether the move is a ploy to protect the former Minneapolis police officer's assets.
Two Minneapolis events call for racial equity and an overhaul of police.
Tou Thao faces a court appearance on Sept. 11.
The Hennepin County judge presiding over the four officers' cases warned that public officials speaking out about the case are pushing it toward a change of venue if they continue to do so.
With four former officers charged and the killing recorded on video, some attorneys say "the blue wall of silence" could be broken.
A Hennepin County judge on Friday rejected an unusual request to allow cameras in the courtroom filed by attorneys representing four former Minneapolis officers charged…
Former grade-school teacher is accused of assaulting a second boy.
One brother also allegedly recorded video while they were inside the police station.
Anonymous source sent videos allegedly showing him committing crimes.
Lawsuit says it would disproportionately harm communities of color.
Aaron J. Hjermstad had worked at a Minneapolis charter school and coached with a youth outreach group.
A 23-year-old man is charged with one count of second-degree murder with intent. His girlfriend was fighting with the victim's sister at the time of the shooting.
Abdullahi A. Mohamed, 22, was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal vehicular operation.
The ATF released photos and video of several suspects who allegedly set fire to a police station, a school, a bank and a grocery store.
The former Minneapolis police officer made his first court appearance by video feed, handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit sitting at a small conference room table.
First appearances are typically procedural, but Thursday's hearings for three fired Minneapolis police officers quickly turned contentious.
A more serious charge of second-degree murder was added to the counts against Derek Chauvin. Three other fired Minneapolis officers are now booked in jail, charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Complaint: "Mr. Floyd told the officers that he was not resisting but he did not want to get in the back seat and was claustrophobic."
The case conflicts with authorities' initial warnings that "outside agitators" were largely responsible for the havoc that trailed protests.
No officers were injured in the incident in the wake of protests for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody May 25.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said Hennepin County went to "great length" to obscure the cause of George Floyd's death.
State investigators looking into the killing of George Floyd have requested the training records of all the former Minneapolis officers who were present, as well…