#PoliceBrutality

1 hour ago.Minnesota City, MN, USA
The killing of George Floyd triggered mass protests across the globe. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Eric Nelson asked the bench to "review the entirety of the evidence"
  • He said the prosecutors had failed to prove their case
  • Nelson argued that Floyd's drug use and heart condition did play a part in his death

18 hours ago.Chico, CA, USA
A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • George Floyd died when Derek Chauvin put his knees around his neck for more than nine minutes
  • Darek Chauvin may face 40 years in prison if convicted of second degree murder
  • Chauvin is a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department

1 day ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Christopher Cuomo appears on CNN's 'Cuomo's Prime Time'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CuomoPrimeTime)

Christopher Cuomo advocated for his opinion on America's urgent need for implementing police reforms and reviewing racial profiling as related cases have spiked. The killing of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo has triggered protests across the country.

2 days ago.Minnesota, USA
Three journalists were detained or arrested for attempting to cover the Brooklyn Center demonstrations on Friday. (Photo credit: AFP File)

  • About 500 people gathered in front of a police station in Brooklyn Center
  • A judge ordered a restraining order against journalists being arrested
  • Earlier several journalists had filed a complaint 

3 days ago.Chicago, IL, USA
Such incidents of police brutality and shootings, especially against people of colour have surged in America. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@anthonyvclark20)

  • The video released shows little signs of Toledo holding a gun
  • Toledo is shot on his chest and dies 
  • Mayor of Chicago said it was 'excruciating to watch' the video

3 days ago.Chicago, IL, USA
Tensions over racism and policing are already high in the United States. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The shocking footage shows the Latino boy running from officers on March 29
  • He was then hit with a single shot to the chest as he stops and raises his hands
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for a peaceful response from residents

12 April.Virginia Beach, VA, USA
A footage emerged of two police officers detaining a Black army officer at gunpoint. (Photo Credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Twi police officers were caught on camera pepper-spraying a Black army officer in the face
  • The police accused him of not cooperating
  • The Black army officer has filed a lawsuit, seeking $1 million in damages

8 April.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
George Floyd died on May 25, 2020. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen, a pulmonologist said at the trial
  • 45-year-old Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on a handcuffed George Floyd's neck
  • The video of Floyd's arrest touched off protests against racial injustice and police brutality

7 April.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Derek Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of murdering George Floyd.. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Morries Hall's lawyers said he could incriminate himself on separate charges
  • "There's really a small narrow topic that might be permissible," Judge Peter Cahill said
  • Hall is seen as a potentially important witness for the defense of Chauvin

7 April.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Derek Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of murdering George Floyd. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • "We don't train leg-neck restraints with officers in service," Johnny Mercil said
  • Although if suspects are actively resisting, neck restraints may be allowed
  • But they are not to be done with the knee