It’s unclear whether Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, will take the stand.
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Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died after police shot him during a traffic stop, sparking unrest in an area already on edge over Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
Daunte Wright, 20, died after a police officer shot him during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center.
In 2017, the Justice Department found that CPD officers engage in dangerous and unnecessary chases that “too often” end with someone getting shot.
Last week, Chicago Police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo in what officials have described as a “armed confrontation.”
Members of the Little Village community gathered Monday night near the spot where Adam Toledo was killed last week.
Racial demographics are changing in jails and prisons exposing the error in seeing mass incarceration as a “Black problem.”
In an emotional press conference, the mother of Adam Toledo said her son still loved Legos and Hot Wheels.
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has caused many to relive the trauma of George Floyd’s death.
On Monday, Chicago police shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo. In a reversal, the city now says it can legally release footage of the incident.