Derek Chauvin

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Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter over George Floyd’s death. Photograph: Hennepin County Sheriff via The New York Times

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd has now been hit with multiple felony counts of tax evasion. D(...)

Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, United Kingdom, 2017. (Photo by Richard Ecclestone/Redferns)

It is 42 years since Benjamin Zephaniah wrote the poem Dis Policeman Keeps on Kicking Me to Death, and it has never felt more resonant. Although, to b(...)

In this courtroom sketch, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appears on TV from a maximum security prison. Photograph: Cedric Hohnstadt/AP.

A Minneapolis judge on Monday warned that he may move the proceedings against four police officers charged in the death of George Floyd to a different(...)

Mug shots of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. File photograph: Handout/Hennepin County Jail/AFP/Getty

Eight officers working at the jail holding a former Minneapolis police officer who was charged with murder following the death of George Floyd allege (...)

District attorney Paul Howard  points during a press conference announcing charges against Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

A Georgia county prosecutor on Wednesday announced that a fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder over the fatal shooting of (...)

A stamp commemorating Jean Nicot de Villemain, a 16th-century diplomat who brought tobacco to France and recommended its medical use

A minor but instructive detail in the killing of George Floyd was the surname of the police officer chiefly involved. Derek Chauvin is in part the nam(...)

The casket carrying the remains of George Floyd arrives by horse-drawn carriage at Houston Memorial Gardens for his funeral in Pearland, Texas. Photograph: Aaron M Sprecher/EPA

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialised at(...)

Pallbearers bring the casket bearing the remains of George Floyd into the Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The funeral of George Floyd, the 46 year-old man who died in police custody two weeks ago, will take place in Houston, Texas on Tuesday. Mourners gat(...)

President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside St John’s church in Washington, DC, on Monday. Part of the church had been set on fire during protests the previous night. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

My favourite response to US president Donald Trump’s use of a Bible in a photo opportunity outside St John’s church in Washington, DC, came from a pri(...)

I can’t breathe: a protester in Manhattan. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

The atmosphere in New York this week has been described as “chilling” and akin to a “war zone” by Irish people living in the city, as protests against(...)

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