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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 (...)

The George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, in a landmark court case that shone a light on race relati(...)

Police and National Guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota on Monday after a night of unrest following the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop on Sunday afternoon. Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA

Minneapolis was braced for fresh unrest following the police shooting of a 20-year-old black man on Sunday. A female police officer has been put on a(...)

Knee on subdued suspect’s neck not allowed, police trainer tells Chauvin trial. Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty

A Minneapolis police trainer who instructed Derek Chauvin in the use of force told the former officer’s murder trial on Tuesday that placing a knee on(...)

Witness Lt Richard Zimmerman of the Minneapolis Police Department testifying in court on Friday. Photograph: Court TV via AP, Pool

A Minneapolis homicide detective has described Derek Chauvin’s decision to press his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as a tot(...)

Genevieve Hansen, a Minneapolis firefighter, leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after finishing her testimony in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Photograph: Scott Olson/ Getty

The cashier who served George Floyd in a Minneapolis store immediately before his arrest and death last May told a court on Wednesday of the “disbelie(...)

Defence attorney Eric Nelson (L) and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin are seen at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Photograph: Court TV via AP, Pool

The Minneapolis teenager whose cellphone video of Derek Chauvin’s deadly arrest of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests began weeping as she was sh(...)

 A mother and daughter pose for a photograph at the George Floyd memorial , the site where Floyd died in police custody, in Minneapolis on Monday. Photograph:  Craig Lassig/EPA

Prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin have argued that “excessive and unreasonable force” by the former police officer led to the death of George (...)

Defence attorney Eric Nelson (left) and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with the second-degree murder of George Floyd,  at  the Hennepin County courthouse in Minneapolis on March 21st. Photograph: Court TV via AP

The graphic video of George Floyd’s killing was the catalyst for global protests against racism in policing. Whether it will be enough to persuade a j(...)

Participants carry placards and rainbow-coloured flags at Sarajevo’s first gay pride parade, on  September 8th. Photograph: Fehim Demir

The European Union has praised Bosnia for holding its first gay pride parade, which passed off peacefully on Sunday despite protests from opponents an(...)