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Ex-cop Lane gets 2 1/2 years on Floyd killing federal charge

A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police Officer Thomas Lane to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights, calling Lane's role in the restraint that killed Floyd "a very serious offense in which a life was lost" but handing down a sentence well below what prosecutors and Floyd's family sought.

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Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two others.

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Prosecutors seek prison for 3 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Federal prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to sentence one of the four former Minneapolis police officers convicted of civil rights violations in George Floyd's killing to as many as 6 1/2 years in prison but to impose significantly stiffer yet unspecified sentences on two others.

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EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing face federal trial on charges they violated the Black man's civil rights. A jury was selected Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Opening statements are set for Monday.

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Republicans propose incentives for police recruits

Wisconsin Republicans introduced a package of bills Tuesday designed to bolster police recruiting with lucrative financial incentives, after officer applications dwindled following George Floyd's death and the national debate over police brutality and racism.

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Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd's civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd's neck — even after he became unresponsive — resulting in the Black man's death.

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Wisconsin Senate votes to ban police chokeholds

The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would prohibit police from using chokeholds, except in life-threatening situations or to defend themselves, while also approving a measure that attempts to stop the defunding of police.

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Wisconsin Assembly hearing set on panel’s first police bills

Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday were set to consider the first bills based on recommendations from a racial disparities task force that the Assembly's top Republican put together last year following George Floyd's death and a rash of police shootings across the country.

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4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man's constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air.

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Racial justice task force issues recommendations

The Wisconsin Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force created in the wake of a white Kenosha police officer shooting a Black man issued 18 recommendations on Wednesday, but stopped short of calling for a total ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants as Gov. Tony Evers wants.

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Former officer’s trial in George Floyd’s death gets underway

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd went on trial Monday, with prosecutors promptly showing the jury the video of Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on the Black man's neck for several minutes as onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off and Floyd gasped that he couldn't breathe.

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