Footage shows Lindsay Fickett and Deputy Brian Houle pepper spraying and tasing Sutherland before one of them knelt on his back. He could be heard saying “I can’t breathe” before dying soon after.
Defence attorney Eric Nelson said he is requesting a new trial in the interests of justice, arguing that there were abuses of discretion that deprived Derek Chauvin of a fair trial.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the verdict in George Floyd's murder case does not address systemic policing issues in Minneapolis.
Police officer Derek Chauvin "had to know" he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried over and over that he couldn't breathe and finally fell silent, prosecutor tells jury during closing arguments at Chauvin's murder trial.
Policewoman who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minneapolis suburb accidentally confused her handgun with her taser, police say, sparking tensions in city already on edge because of George Floyd's murder trial.
Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County's chief medical examiner, ruled that George Floyd's heart stopped beating and his lungs stopped working because Derek Chauvin and other officers pinned him to the ground in a way that starved his body of oxygen.
Lieutenant Johnny Mercil, a use-of-force instructor in the Minneapolis police department, tells the trial court Derek Chauvin was not following protocol when he used his leg as a neck restraint on George Floyd last year.
Hundreds of demonstrators take out marches and rallies across the country against a proposed law that would give police extra powers to curb protests.
Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, giving evidence for the prosecution on the fifth day of Derek Chauvin's murder and manslaughter trial, said the sacked 19-year veteran officer had violated department policies on the use of force.
Forced to quit their jobs at BlackRock because of a culture of discimination, they are now calling for a change.
A Black Lives Matter march was held in the eastern Belgian city of Liege to protest against the arrest of a woman for "rebellion" who has since accused the police of racism.
"Youth not only need to see themselves as NHL players but they need to see themselves being assistant coaches, referees, head coaches, upper management, executive positions," said Hockey Diversity Alliance (HDA) founding member Akim Aliu.
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