Frey wins 2nd term as Minneapolis mayor after bitter race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was reelected to a second term, surviving a bitter challenge in a race that focused on calls for changes to policing and racial justice, elections officials announced Wednesday. Seventeen candidates ran in the race, including many who took issue with the way Frey has handled changes to the police […]

Minneapolis voters reject replacing police with new agency

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety, an idea that supporters had hoped would bring radical change to policing in the city where George Floyd’s death under an officer’s knee brought calls for racial justice. The initiative would have changed the city […]

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man’s neck. The jury of six white people […]

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.

Image: This photograph of the Cabinet from the movie “Idiocracy” (20th Century Fox) does not actually portray the Minneapolis City Council, but it could. BREAKING NEWS! MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism […]

Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed a tougher charge Wednesday against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest. The most serious charge was filed against Derek Chauvin, who was caught […]

On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying destruction is “not going to bring my brother back at all.” Terrence Floyd’s emotional plea came as the United States braced for a third straight night of violence in response to Floyd’s killing a week ago. Chants of “What’s his name? […]

Protests form across US demanding end to police violence

Protests form across US demanding end to police violence

Image: A demonstrator reacts after having milk poured into his eyes during as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protests formed across America again Sunday, even as […]

‘Welcome to Minneapolis’: Trump rally roils liberal bastion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump’s touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday’s rally at a downtown arena. He denounced Jacob Frey as a “Radical Left” lightweight […]