George Floyd Archives

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

May 26, 2022

A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, to manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd and agreed to spend three years in state prison, officials said. Thomas Lane’s plea to a count of aiding and abetting manslaughter came a year after his former colleague Derek Chauvin, who was recorded by… [Read More]

Former police officers charged with George Floyd’s death reject plea deal

April 14, 2022

A Minnesota judge heard arguments Monday, April 11, 2022, on whether he has the authority to allow live video coverage of the upcoming trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd, while prosecutors revealed that the three rejected a plea deal in March. Hennepin County Judge… [Read More]

Derek Chauvin is sentenced to 22 and a half years for murder of George Floyd

July 1, 2021

The killing of George Floyd on a Minneapolis corner led to nationwide protests, a reckoning over racial injustice touching on virtually every aspect of American life and, on Friday, June 25, 2021, a substantial prison sentence — 22 and a half years — for the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, who ignored Floyd’s desperate cries… [Read More]

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd

April 22, 2021

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges by a jury in the Hennepin County court on Tuseday, April 20, 2021. The 12 jurors found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is… [Read More]

SPLC’s Whose Heritage? reports more than 100 Confederate symbols removed since George Floyd’s murder

October 22, 2020

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Wednesday, October 14, 2020 announced that more than 100 Confederate symbols have been removed since May 26, 2020 — the start of the protests following the police killing of George Floyd. The Whose Heritage? report’s data and map track public symbols of the Confederacy across the United States. Since… [Read More]

Milwaukee honors victims of police violence with inspiring murals

June 25, 2020

Moved by the protest over the deaths of George Floyd that had taken place over the last several days, Ihsan Atta, who owns the storage building at the corner of North Avenue and North Holton Street, decided he wanted to use the building for something more than just storage. Atta, a lover of art, decided… [Read More]

George Floyd and #BLM protests continue for second week

June 11, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020 marked the tenth day of protests in the city of Milwaukee, more than two weeks after Floyd George died in police custody when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Over the past two weeks of protest we have seen violent and militaristic response from the… [Read More]

Floyd Mayweather pays funeral expenses for George Floyd

June 11, 2020

Former champion boxer Floyd Mayweather will pay the funeral expenses for George Floyd who died in police custody after Derek Chauvin, who was fired from his job as a Minneapolis police officer, pressed his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing. On June 3, Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Attorney General, announced… [Read More]

Protests continued into third week to support George Floyd and police brutality

June 11, 2020

What started as a call for justice over the wrongful death of George Floyd, while in police custody, has turned into a nation-wide call to end police brutality, demilitarize police forces across the country, and pulling funds for weapons and military style training to other need areas. Here in Milwaukee the protests have stretched into… [Read More]

The death of George Floyd sparks protests in Milwaukee and across the world

June 4, 2020

Hundreds rallied Friday, May 29, 2020 and through the weekend in Milwaukee to denounce the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other acts of police misconduct across the country before marching to I-43 and shutting down part of the freeway. The protest began with a moment of silence to honor Floyd, who died… [Read More]