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Seasoned attorneys say it's difficult to overturn a jury verdict.
A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Friday to fatally shooting a woman in Minneapolis last year.Devon Manley, 29, pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court…
The man's death is the second homicide of 2022 in Minneapolis.
New charge is premeditated first-degree murder.
Attorneys were ordered to meet to select a new date for the state trial, between March 14, 2022 and Jan. 9, 2023.
Citing flagging funding, public defenders say extreme caseloads are disproportionately affecting minority defendants
The boxer and his owner were in town for a dog show in St. Paul.
Some staffers sent an anonymous letter to the Minnesota Board of Public Defense imploring it not reappoint Kristine Kolar.
Some will testify about the issues at a legislative hearing Tuesday.
Jurors found a Scandia man not guilty of providing drugs to a man who died of an overdose in the Chisago County jail last year.John…
Right to confront witnesses in person not absolute, judge says.
Jurors convicted former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter of both manslaughter counts filed against her Thursday in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. Potter was taken into custody by deputies.
Verdicts read Thursday after deliberation spanning four days.
The jury is expected to resume work Thursday after completing a full day of deliberations without questions to the judge.
Kimberly Potter jurors had no questions and gave no communication to the court in third day of deliberations
The jurors ended a total of 24 hours in deliberation since they were handed the case Monday afternoon.
The jurors issued a pair of questions in court, one suggesting that they're having trouble reaching a consensus and a second asking to handle her gun.
Attorneys argued over what police body camera videos captured when Potter shot Daunte Wright with her handgun and not her Taser.
They received the case early Monday afternoon following closing arguments.
The former officer testified that she was yelling "Taser" and saw fear on a fellow officer's face before shooting the driver.
Kimberly Potter testified in her own defense Friday and recalled the moments on April 11, when "it just went chaotic" before realizing she shot Daunte Wright with her handgun and not her Taser as he resisted arrest.
The former Brooklyn Center police officer's case will likely conclude Friday with testimony from Potter and a psychologist who will testify about "slip and capture errors."
Court was adjourned Thursday afternoon, with the defense's final two witnesses, including Potter, expected to testify Friday.
The day ended with Arbuey Wright getting emotional sharing memories of his son.
Two of Kimberly Potter's former superiors took the stand. Central to the state's first-degree and second-degree manslaughter case against Potter is that she ignored her training.
Also, a Police Department commander speaks up for Potter's use of deadly force.
A medical examiner testified that Daunte Wright likely died within seconds to minutes in the April 11 shooting.
Kimberly Potter's handgun weighed more than twice as much as her Taser, was different in color, grip and holstering, jury is told.
Former supervisor says Kim Potter was justified in using deadly force, even though that's not what she intended in shooting Daunte Wright.
Mychal Johnson testified that he could have been injured or killed during struggle with Wright.
Prosecutors also called witnesses who said police waited several minutes to extract Daunte Wright from his car and begin life-saving measures. Prosecutors attempted to show that several officers encountered uncertainty because they weren't informed until much later that Wright had been shot by an officer.
Alayna Albrecht-Payton opened the second day of testimony in Kimberly Potter's manslaughter trial.
Daunte Wright's mother tearfully described his final moments to a jury as the first prosecution witness in ex-Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter's manslaughter trial Wednesday.
They provide a glimpse of what jurors will consider after hearing testimony.
Motions argued in court
But they also say there are risks to announcing it so early in the trial.
Attorneys are scheduled to make their opening statements on Wednesday. The jury is considerably less diverse than the one that convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.
One juror's name and other identifying information came out on the first day of jury selection.
The former Brooklyn Center officer intends to testify about her actions resulting in the shooting of Daunte Wright.
The former Brooklyn Center officer's defense said Tuesday that she will testify.
The first four jurors were selected Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer who shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April.
The trial of former Brooklyn Center officer Kimberly Potter is likely to differ significantly from other trials who have killed civilians on the job, several attorneys say.
Several bystanders pulled the man out of a woman's car at Cub Foods and detained him until police arrived.
A Brooklyn Center man was charged Monday in a fatal accidental shooting last week that killed a woman in a car.Julius M. Smith, 24, was…
The committee will send a report and recommendations to the Minnesota Supreme Court by next July.
Charges allege that Addison S. Perdew sent a video to someone days earlier that showed her admonishing her two-month old son for crying in a car seat.
The presiding judge said COVID-19 and public health — not protesters — prompted her to allow the livestream.
Leneal Frazier's family said the hearing and charges are a step toward justice.
Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Saraswati Singh is the fourth candidate to run for the post.
Simon Trautmann is the third candidate to officially announce their run for the office.
While three-quarters of the respondents said they believed Blacks and people of color were treated unequally by the criminal justice system, less than a quarter thought the system was failing.
Man's bound body was found after being dumped in Dakota County culvert.
The ACLU of Minnesota wants to support a coalition of local and national media companies pushing for the livestream.
He was initially charged as a juvenile. The new criminal complaint filed in his case said that on Monday he waived a certification hearing to determine whether he should stand trial as an adult.
Potter's defense plans to call a psychologist to explain how a dominant behavior can override a less common one.
Judge Peter Cahill issued the order after keeping names sealed since the verdict in April
Officer Brian Cummings was pursuing a suspect in an armed carjacking and one or more robberies, according to a police report. It suggested that Cummings ran a red light when he hit the driver's side of Leneal Frazier's SUV.
Newly sentenced, Noor thanks victim's fiancé.
Chauvin can request a hearing to present oral arguments in his appeal now that he has an attorney.
State sentencing guidelines call for a term between 21¾ and about 30½ years, but the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said it will request a higher term.
The possible defenses included "Innocent Accident" and "Innocent Mistake."
Jurors convicted a Maple Grove woman Thursday of fatally shooting her boyfriend last year. After four hours of deliberation, Stephanie Clark, 31, was found…
Mohamed Noor will be resentenced next week on a lower count after the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned his murder conviction.
Attorney for man cleared of returning fire at Mpls. police during riots releases evidence, body camera footage
Jaleel Stallings was acquitted of eight counts in connection with the incident.
The charges did not discuss a possible motive.
Citing conflict of interest, review handled up north.
Mary Moriarty is the first candidate to announced an official run. Three others have said they are exploring a run.
Police said preliminary information showed that the victim and suspect knew each other, and that the incident was not a random attack.
Scott Yelle posted about the job on social media and gave details to a TV show in violation of nondisclosure agreements, the suit alleges.
Frazier said he is "committed to public safety and justice and will continue working to advance those important goals in the state legislature."
A Brooklyn Park man was charged Tuesday with attempted murder for allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a knife.Cortez D. Banks, 27, was charged in Hennepin…
Ex-probation officer aided, abetted killing, jurors find.
Elsa Segura testified that she didn't question her boyfriend about setting up a home showing that led to the killing of a real estate agent.
Jamal Smith's attorney asked for a much lower amount, which a judge rejected.
Decision could cut 8 years from sentence of ex-Mpls. officer, affect other cases.
Some lawyers said third-degree murder can't be used against four former officers in pending cases.