Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing the Justice Department to follow through more aggressively on President Biden’s 2022 executive order on police reform.
A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Americans favor every major reform in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — and that even Republicans support the vast majority of them.
The family of Amir Locke, the 22-year-old who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police during a predawn, no-knock raid last year, filed a civil lawsuit against the city, alleging that Locke’s civil rights were violated.
President Biden was expected to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday to discuss police reform following the death of Tyre Nichols.
Five officers — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith — were fired and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression.
In the anxious hours before the Memphis Police Department released body camera footage showing the role five officers played in the beating death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, a palpable sense of dread over what the footage would reveal gripped many Americans.
On Thursday a federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced a corporate attorney who firebombed a police car during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests to a year in jail, arguing that his prestigious education should have rendered him a peacekeeper, not an instigator.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted last year in the killing of George Floyd, was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Thursday for violating Floyd’s civil rights.
President Donald Trump wanted U.S. troops to shoot protesters during the racial justice demonstrations in 2020, according to a new book from former Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
The former police officer on trial for killing Daunte Wright testified Friday she “wouldn't have stopped the car” the day that led to the fatal shooting. Instead, the officer she was training made the decision to pull Wright over.
Gaige Grosskreutz told the jury he thought "that I was going to die,” seconds before Rittenhouse shot him in the arm following protests over racial injustice in Kenosha, Wis., last summer.
Minneapolis became the epicenter of the movement to transform policing after George Floyd's murder, but the city's voters just rejected a proposal to dismantle its police department.
Rising worries about crime among both Democrats and Republicans are starting to create a drag on President Biden’s approval rating, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — and could signal larger challenges for the president’s party ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Gianna Floyd, the 7-year-old daughter of George Floyd, delivered a heartbreaking message at former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's sentencing on Friday.
Over the past year, corporations, politicians and many white Americans seemed to wake up to the reality that racism is alive and well in America. But for many Black Americans, George Floyd's murder was just the latest example of a reality they had long suffered under.
In the past year, some states and municipalities have passed laws banning police chokeholds, mandating body cameras or eliminating “no-knock” warrants. But some have gone in another direction, passing anti-protest bills and proposing legislation to “back the blue.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy at the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, calling on police to release the body camera footage of his death.
During his address to a joint session of Congress, Biden asked lawmakers to “work together to find a consensus” on the bill, which passed the House last summer but didn’t make it out of the Senate.
A North Carolina judge ruled Wednesday against the public release of body camera footage showing the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. for at least 30 days so that authorities can complete an investigation into his death.
Attorneys for the Brown family announced the results of an independent autopsy Tuesday, nearly a week after the 42-year-old Black man was killed in a police shooting.
Optimists say new training programs would provide officers the skills they need to respond without violence, but skeptics say more drastic reforms are needed.
Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti are joined by Yahoo News reporter Crystal Hill, who covered the Chauvin trial, and then by Nakia Gordon, a neuroscientist and a psychology professor at Marquette University, who talks about the range of emotional responses to what was at the core of this trial: the denial of a person’s humanity.
Will the conviction of George Floyd's killer mark a new era of accountability for law enforcement or will the status quo remain in tact?
The former Minneapolis police officer is being held in a single cell away from the general population in Minnesota's most secure prison as he awaits sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.
After the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was announced, the House speaker expressed her gratitude for "justice" — by thanking Floyd for “sacrificing” his life.
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised the guilty verdict delivered Tuesday by a Minneapolis jury in the murder trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin in a joint appearance at the White House.
Here are some of the reactions that poured in following Tuesday’s announcement of the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Former President Barack Obama weighed in after a Minneapolis jury convicted former Police Officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts against him in the killing of George Floyd. The jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, the president said he believes the evidence against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd's murder is "overwhelming."
Here's what you need to know about each of the charges and what prosecutors must have proved to the jury in order to convict him.
Just moments after the jury had exited the courtroom on Monday to begin deliberations in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the defense attorney pushed for a mistrial over its coverage.
Closing arguments concluded Monday in the trial of the former officer Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd's murder.
The family of the 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop says it is not looking for "justice" after charges were brought against the officer who killed him — just "accountability."
Traffic stops are the most common way Americans interact with the police. Does it make sense to have armed officers enforcing traffic laws?
The family of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by police Sunday, dismissed the initial conclusion by officials that the officer fired her gun instead of a Taser by mistake.
Officials in Brooklyn Center, Minn., say the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday accidentally drew a handgun instead of a Taser when she killed him.
Derek Chauvin and two fellow Minneapolis police officers had restricted George Floyd's breathing so severely that it was almost “as if a surgeon had gone in and removed” his lung, Dr. Martin Tobin testified Thursday at Chauvin's trial.
The first week of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial concluded Friday with testimony from a veteran member of the force who described the force used to subdue George Floyd as “totally unnecessary" and "uncalled for." The testimony came after four days of emotional testimony from eyewitnesses and from other law enforcement officers.
The third day of testimony at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial revealed more details about the events that led up to George Floyd’s fatal encounter with the then-Minneapolis police officer.
The trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is underway in Minneapolis, and it represents a moment of grave importance in the fight against police brutality and abuse of power.
The second day of Derek Chauvin’s trial began with emotional testimony from Donald Williams, a student of martial arts, who said he called 911 after pleading with the Minneapolis officer to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck.
The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, opened Monday with prosecutors showing in court the nine-minute, 29-second video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck.
The city of Minneapolis has settled a lawsuit with the family of George Floyd for $27 million, attorneys for Floyd’s family said Friday. The settlement comes almost a year after Floyd died in police custody, an event that ignited a summer of protests against police brutality.
“Everyone knows how to fix Social Security. For starters, we can gradually raise the full eligibility age.”
“Raising the retirement age would force seniors to either stay in the workforce longer or accept a greatly reduced benefit.”
“When Social Security launched in 1935, the average life expectancy for Americans was 61. That’s changed.”
“Increasing the age has a short-term effect but isn’t, by itself, a long-term solution.”
“Any politician who expresses concern about Social Security’s finances without being willing to tax the rich is a phony.”