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Former Training Commander On Chauvin Neck Restraint: 'That's Not What We Train'

April 5
Vanessa Romo / NPR

When asked if former officer Derek Chauvin's restraint of George Floyd followed proper protocol, Minneapolis Inspector Katie Blackwell said, "I don't know what kind of improvised position that is."

Protesters gathered at the San Diego Police Dep...

San Diego Commission On Police Practices Proposes Changes To SDPD Protest Policy

April 5
By Andrew Bowen, Harrison Patiño

The commission submitted a 19 proposed changes involving SDPD's policy on how officers respond to and interact with protestors.

In this March 29, 2021 file image from video, d...

Watch Live: Police Chief: Kneeling On Floyd's Neck Violated Policy

April 5
By Associated Press

The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.

'In Lay Terms, I Thought He Was Dead,' Testifies Paramedic Of George Floyd

April 1
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Paramedics who treated George Floyd as he lay motionless in the street, testified at then-officer Derek Chauvin's trial on Thursday. They said Floyd was in cardiac arrest and "limp" when they arrived.

U.K. Government Report Draws Criticism Over 'Historic Denial' Of Race Issues

April 1
Frank Langfitt / NPR

"To have published it any time in the last 20 years would have been seen as a whitewash," one commentator wrote. Now, he said, it's "almost criminally negligent."

Courtroom Video: Floyd's Girlfriend Testifies On Day 4 Of Derek Chauvin Trial

April 1
Bill Chappell / NPR

In emotional testimony, Courteney Ross described to the jury the man she knew, adding detail to a life that ended when George Floyd died in police custody last Memorial Day.

Waiting for Justice illustration, March 31, 2021.

Waiting For Justice: Defendants Locked Up For Years Awaiting Trials, Sentencing

March 31
Robert Lewis / CalMatters

Across California, 44,241 people are being held in a county jail without being convicted or sentenced for a crime. That’s three-quarters of all inmates.

Biden Announces New Steps To Tackle Anti-Asian Violence And Discrimination

March 30
Alana Wise / NPR

The White House on Tuesday unveiled actions to reverse the rising violent crimes against the AAPI community. Advocates and Asian American leaders have pressed the administration to do more.

In this image from video, defense attorney Eric...

'It Wasn't Right,' Young Woman Who Recorded Chauvin And Floyd On Video Tells Court

March 30
Bill Chappell / NPR

The young woman, who was 17 when she filmed former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin holding his knee on George Floyd's neck, says the only violence she saw was "from the cops."

Judge In Chauvin Trial Rules That Underage Witnesses Can Testify

March 30
Walter Ray Watson / NPR

The testimony of people who were minors when they saw George Floyd's killing includes a person who took a video of the incident.

Jury In Chauvin Trial Hears More From Witness About 'Blood Choke'

March 30
Bill Chappell / NPR

"The only reason why he's looking at me right now is because I told him it was a 'blood choke,' " witness Donald Williams said of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

What We Learned From Day 1 Of The Chauvin Trial

March 30
Rachel Martin / NPR

Two key questions are at play in Derek Chauvin's murder trial: What killed George Floyd, and did Chauvin use excessive force? Civil rights lawyer Charles Coleman Jr. discusses the early takeaways.

A San Diego County Sheriff's Department vehicle...

Data: San Diego Police And Sheriff's Deputies Target Minorities

March 29
By Jade Hindmon

The San Diego Union-Tribune examined stops of drivers and pedestrians by San Diego law enforcement between July 2018 and December 2020. The data revealed that police and sheriff’s deputies disproportionately target minorities.

Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher Testifies: 'Something Was Wrong'

March 29
Vanessa Romo / NPR

"My instincts were telling me that something was wrong," said Jena Scurry, who had a view of the interior of the squad car from which George Floyd was dragged. "It was an extended period of time."

The Only 'Just Verdict' Is To Find Chauvin Not Guilty, Defense Says

March 29
Bill Chappell / NPR

"The evidence will show that Mr. Floyd died of a cardiac arrhythmia," defense attorney Eric Nelson told the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.