Civil Rights

MPD head of homicide testifies in murder trial of Derek Chauvin:...

The head of homicide for the Minneapolis Police Department testified Friday that the use of force by Derek Chauvin and three other police officers...

Chauvin trial begins with opening statements focused on cause of death,...

Attorneys in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin laid out their case on Monday before 14 jurors who will decide...

Record-breaking Floyd settlement is bigger than the city’s already-anemic insurance fund

The $27 million settlement of a civil lawsuit by the city of Minneapolis is one of the biggest police brutality payouts of its kind, eclipsing the balance in the city’s self-insurance fund and requiring the city to tap general fund reserves.

Artists bring the experience of race to Hudson, 30.1 miles from...

In this predominantly white suburb, artists have been arriving since last summer to memorialize what happened 30.1 miles away, outside Cup Foods in south...

The Chauvin jury is more racially diverse than the city of...

The jury that will decide whether Derek Chauvin is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of George Floyd is more racially diverse...

Judge rules Derek Chauvin trial will remain in Minneapolis, ruling against...

Derek Chauvin’s murder trial will go on, and won’t move elsewhere in the state, a judge decided Friday after a week of courtroom consternation...

Chauvin attorney seeks delay, prospective juror dismissed after city settles with...

The defense lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin made a flurry of motions Monday morning in response to an unprecedented $27 million...

Minneapolis reaches historic $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family

The city of Minneapolis will pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit by the family of George Floyd, a Black man whose death...

Nearly half the jury in the Chauvin trial is seated: Here’s...

By day’s end Thursday, nearly half the jury that will decide the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had been seated.  They will...

Gun owners welcome a new addition to the club: Liberals

Mick Sharpe begins each of his gun permit classes by telling his students his goal is to talk them out of buying a gun. “I...