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Elijah McClain's death caused by ketamine injection, amended autopsy report says

The 23-year-old Black man died a week after he was stopped by police in Colorado and sedated by paramedics.
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain

Texas board denies posthumous pardon for George Floyd for 2004 arrest

Another request could be submitted again in two years, the board said in a letter. The letter did not specify why the request was denied.
Image: George Floyd Mural
Image: George Floyd Mural

Special prosecutor says Atlanta police officers in Rayshard Brooks' death 'committed no crimes'

The fatal shooting of Brooks, just weeks after the killing of George Floyd in 2020, spurred racial justice demonstrations.
Rayshard Brooks.
Rayshard Brooks.

Two former Minneapolis officers sentenced to prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights

J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao were sentenced in back-to-back hearings Wednesday. Kueng was sentenced to 3 years in prison; Thao must serve 3½.
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Tou Thao, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, center, along with his attorney leave the US District Court in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 11, 2022.
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Tou Thao, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, center, along with his attorney leave the US District Court in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 11, 2022.

Ex-Minneapolis police officers convicted in George Floyd's death should all go to prison, feds say

Federal prosecutors said one of the four former Minneapolis police officers should get as much as 6 1/2 years in prison and two others should get significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences.
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao.
Former Minneapolis Police Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao.

Derek Chauvin should get 25 years in prison for violating George Floyd's rights, feds say

Chauvin pleaded guilty in December to violating Floyd’s rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck, even after he became unresponsive.
Former Minneapolis pPolice Officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over Chauvin's sentencing on June 25, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis.
Former Minneapolis pPolice Officer Derek Chauvin addresses the court as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over Chauvin's sentencing on June 25, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis.

Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor tapped to be federal judge

The prosecutor, Jerry Blackwell, left jurors with these final words: “The truth of the matter is that the reason George Floyd is dead is because Mr. Chauvin’s heart was too small.”
Jerry Blackwell during the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 14, 2021.
Jerry Blackwell during the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 14, 2021.

Judge delays trial of two former officers in George Floyd’s killing until 2023

Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng had been due to go on trial next Monday on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Former Minneapolis police officers and Tou Thao, left, and J. Alexander Kueng.
Former Minneapolis police officers and Tou Thao, left, and J. Alexander Kueng.

Atlanta officers who pulled students from car during protests won't be prosecuted

Lawyers for the two young people say they are “incredibly disappointed and disheartened” by the decision.
An officer points his handgun at Messiah Young while the college student is seated in his vehicle, in Atlanta, on May 30, 2020.
An officer points his handgun at Messiah Young while the college student is seated in his vehicle, in Atlanta, on May 30, 2020.

Virginia board considers restoring names of schools named for Confederate generals

The Shenandoah County School Board voted in 2020 to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View and Ashby-Lee Elementary School to Honey Run.
Mountain View High School in Shenandoah County, Va.
Mountain View High School in Shenandoah County, Va.

Ex-Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd's death

Thomas Lane entered a guilty plea to a charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota's attorney general announced Wednesday.
Image: Thomas Lane
Image: Thomas Lane