Prosecutors: Video will show 3 cops violated Floyd's rights
Prosecutors are playing video from a police body camera as testimony resumes at the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him.
Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed
Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights accused the men of standing by as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin “slowly killed George Floyd right in front of them.”.
No. 3 Michigan hockey downs No. 11 Minnesota to earn series split
Crucial points were on the line for Michigan’s hockey team during its weekend two-game series against No. RELATED: Michigan hockey’s Brisson, Beniers excited for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity at 2022 Olympics“Not the start we wanted,” Michigan head coach Mel Pearson said. Another big road win. MORE: See how the Michigan hockey sweater has evolved over 97 yearsNew assistant’s analytical approach paying dividends for No. 3 Michigan hockeymlive.com
'We deserve to be here' says first woman to referee AFCON match
The first woman to referee an Africa Cup of Nations match is confident it will soon become normal to see a female official in charge at the biggest men's international tournament on the continent. Salima Mukansanga made history when she took charge of the Group B clash between Guinea and Zimbabwe in Yaounde earlier this week. The previous 32 editions of the flagship African tournament from 1957 were refereed exclusively by men.news.yahoo.com
Homicide victim’s remains found in 1994 identified by DNA
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Investigators identified skeletal remains found in 1994 near Coopersville as those of a missing Minneapolis woman. Shelly Rae Kephart, 29, also known as Shelly Rae Christian, was believed to be in the Grand Rapids area in February 1994. “The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office remains hopeful that the positive identification of Shelly will provide closure for family, and investigative direction for Cold Case Detectives,” sheriff’s Capt. Shelly Rae Kephart, also known as Shelly Rae Christian, was reported missing by her family in 1993. Dr. Stephen Cohle, who conducted the original autopsy, then positively identified the remains as those of Kephart.mlive.com
What to know about the federal trial of the three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death
That includes Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the viral video of Floyd’s death; Donald Williams, a bystander who urged the officers to get off Floyd; and Genevieve Hanson, an off-duty Minneapolis firefighter who was blocked by Thao when she asked to check Floyd’s pulse. Prosecutors are also expected to call current and former Minneapolis police officers to the stand to testify about officer training — including on use of force and the department’s duty-to-intervene policy, which dictates that officers are required to intervene when they see a colleague violating department training and standards.washingtonpost.com
Michigan State starts week of rematches with game vs. Minnesota
Starting with that Minnesota game, Brown has averaged 17 points per game in his last six while shooting 44 percent from 3-point range. Izzo called Brown’s last game against Nebraska his best all-around game in a Michigan State uniform. Brown is just one of several reasons, though, that Izzo sees this Michigan State team as improved since its last outing. The Minnesota game will be the first of two rematches for Michigan State this week. On Saturday, the Spartans will take on Northwestern just 13 days after the two teams played in Evanston and Michigan State won, 73-67.mlive.com
Judge in federal trial in Floyd death urges quick proceeding
The judge handling the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights is urging attorneys to “move the case along” to reduce chances that the proceeding will be disrupted by COVID-19.
Experts: Potter missed chance to explain Taser-gun mix-up
The former Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright alternated between tears, statements of remorse and clipped, matter-of-fact answers as she testified at her trial on manslaughter charges in the death of the Black motorist. One legal expert who spoke to The Associated Press said the defense may have been intentionally vague on that point, but others said it appeared to be a missed opportunity for Potter to tell jurors how a mix-up might have occurred and what she was thinking — something jurors were likely waiting to hear. “I didn’t think they pulled enough out of Potter because we did not get into her mind,” said Marsh Halberg, a Minneapolis defense attorney who is not connected to the case.news.yahoo.com
Chauvin expected to plead guilty in Floyd civil rights case
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd 's civil rights, according to a notice from the court. Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges for pinning his knee against Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe during a May 25, 2020 arrest. Chauvin and three other former officers — Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao — were set to go to trial in late January on those charges. A message left with Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, was not immediately returned.news.yahoo.com
‘How Is This Deescalating?’: Bystanders Outraged After Viral Video Shows Minneapolis Police Officer Violently Arresting Elderly Black Man
Folks are outraged and an investigation has since been launched after video footage showed a police officer violently arresting an older Black man at a […]news.yahoo.com
Retail CEOs say online marketplaces are fueling ‘flash mob’ robberies. They want Congress to step in.
A letter signed by the chief executives of Best Buy, Target, Nordstrom and other brands urged lawmakers to make it harder for people to remain anonymous when they sell things online.washingtonpost.com
Angry Tomlin initiates changes in Steelers' 36-28 loss
Never mind the comeback the Pittsburgh Steelers made in the second half. Mike Tomlin had seen enough before that, and the 15th-year coach was so upset he started benching players in search of a spark. The defense gave up 176 yards rushing to the Minnesota Vikings in the first half.news.yahoo.com
Man accused of trying to intimidate judge in Potter trial
A Minneapolis man has been charged with trying to intimidate the judge presiding over the manslaughter trial of the former officer charged in Daunte Wright's death. The Star Tribune reports Cortez A. Rice was charged last week with tampering with a judicial officer, a felony. Rice allegedly went into the Loring Park condominium building where he thought Judge Regina Chu lived and made comments meant to intimidate her into allowing broadcast coverage of the trial of former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kimberly Potter, who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Wright, 20, in April.news.yahoo.com
MLB owners lock out players, 1st time in 26 years
Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport's collective bargaining agreement expired and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. (Dec. 2)news.yahoo.com
COVID Omicron Variant Detected In Vaccinated Minnesotan Who Traveled To NYC Anime Convention
The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been detected for the first time in the state. It's the second confirmed case of the variant in the country.detroit.cbslocal.com
Chuck D, Sha-Rock, Smithsonian curator Dwan Reece on impact of hip-hop on American culture
To celebrate hip-hop's first-ever history month, "CBS Mornings" spoke with Sha-Rock, America's first female MC, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Smithsonian curator Dwan Reece to examine the impact and influence of hip-hop on American culture.news.yahoo.com
Portland among US cities looking to 'refund' police
Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon's largest city, demanding racial justice following the murder of George Floyd by a white officer. Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” — a call for elected officials to reallocate some law enforcement funding elsewhere. Portland City Council is considering around $5.2 million in police investments — adding to the approximately $230 million budget — amid a record number of homicides, the city's greatest police staffing shortage in decades and reform recommendations made by the U.S. Department of Justice.news.yahoo.com
Minnesota police investigating racist video of teen girl encouraging Black student’s suicide
An investigation is underway in a Minneapolis, Minnesota, suburb after a high school freshman was the target of an attack […] The post Minnesota police investigating racist video of teen girl encouraging Black student’s suicide appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Rep. Ilhan Omar says a man who called her office and said 'tell her I'm going to kill her today' has been convicted of threatening lawmakers
The man was also convicted of calling another congressman and claiming he was a member of the gang MS-13 and that they were going to cut off his head.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: What came of hero testimony at Rittenhouse trial?
An effort by prosecutors at Kyle Rittenhouse's murder trial to portray one of the men he shot as a hero never got off the ground Friday — and one legal expert said they were probably fortunate it didn't. Rittenhouse, 18, is on trial on several counts including homicide in the August 2020 shootings during street unrest in Kenosha. Among the dead was Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old protester who was seen on bystander video hitting Rittenhouse with a skateboard before he was fatally shot.news.yahoo.com
Chauvin, ex-wife plead not guilty to tax evasion charges
A judge entered not guilty pleas on tax evasion charges Friday on behalf of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, and for the officer's ex-wife. Derek Chauvin appeared via Zoom for the brief hearing from the state's maximum security prison at Oak Park Heights, where he's serving a 22 1/2-year sentence for his conviction in April for second-degree murder in the May 2020 death of Floyd. The white former officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the Black man pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Sitting in a prison conference room and wearing a white T-shirt, Chauvin said little except “yes, your honor,” to answer routine questions from the judge.news.yahoo.com
1st-place Minnesota gives coach PJ Fleck new 7-year contract
Division-leading Minnesota and coach P.J. Fleck agreed Wednesday to a new seven-year contract that lasts through the 2028 season. Fleck's base salary this year is $4.65 million, in the middle of the pack for head coaches in the 14-team Big Ten. “This is home,” Fleck said in a statement distributed by the university.news.yahoo.com
With Dak down, Cooper Rush passes Cowboys past Vikings 20-16
Cooper Rush subbed for the injured Dak Prescott and passed for 325 yards and two second-half touchdowns, the last a 5-yarder to Amari Cooper with 51 seconds left in the Dallas Cowboys’ 20-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.