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From left, former Minneapolis police officers J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Photograph: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP

The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting over the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 202(...)

In a six-page ruling, District Court judge Peter Cahill finds that prosecutors had shown there were four aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, including that Derek Chauvin abused his position of trust and authority. File photograph: Court TV/AFP via Getty

A judge in Minnesota in the United States has ruled that aggravating factors were involved in the killing of George Floyd, opening the possibility of (...)

If LeBron James wasn’t such a threat, conservatives wouldn’t pay him half as much attention. File photogrpah: Getty Images

Conservatives threw a collective hissy fit over a familiar target last week: LeBron James. The NBA star had tweeted – then deleted – a post about the (...)

A rally in Atlanta, Georgia, following the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty

“Believe your eyes.” It was a strong but direct message. As the prosecution team wrapped up its closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin this w(...)

The  funeral  of Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries   in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph:  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Family and friends of Daunte Wright, the Minneapolis man who was shot dead by a police officer earlier this month, gathered to bid their final farewel(...)

US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced a civil investigation into Minneapolis policing practices after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of Geroge Floyd last May. Photograph:  Andrew Harnik-Pool/ Getty

The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found gu(...)

Booking photo of convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Photograph:  Minnesota Department of Corrections handout/ EPA

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been moved to a maximum-security prison in Minnesota, following his conviction in the George Floyd murder tria(...)

Shania Covington Smith and her son Pernell (2) at the shrine where George Floyd was murdered last May. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

The sun was shining in Minneapolis. A day after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd last May, the city woke up to a new reality. A(...)

Kilkenny-born Professor Martin Tobin giving  evidence in the trial. Video still: Reuters

The testimony of an Irish doctor has been described as crucial in ensuring the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of(...)

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference after the verdict was read in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Echoing the desperate dying words of his brother, Philonise Floyd held back tears to tell journalists after Tuesday’s verdict that “We are able to bre(...)

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