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Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

FILE – In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin…

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Goes on Trial in Death of George Floyd

FILE – In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors. (Court TV, via AP, Pool) A former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial today in George Floyd’s death, and jurors may not wait long to see parts…

Minneapolis Approves Cuts to Police Budget, Not Staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs – but will keep the mayor’s targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact. Mayor Jacob Frey had threatened to veto the entire budget if the council went ahead with its plan…

Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing following weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The order is aimed at encouraging…

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Supports Re-Naming Edmund Pettus Bridge

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) says she supports renaming the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. It was named for Pettus, a former U.S. Senator from Alabama who was also a Confederate Army officer and a Ku Klux Klan leader. The bridge was the site of the pivotal Bloody Sunday civil rights struggle of 1965, which has international significance in…

Hundreds Pray on Steps of Alabama Capitol

Hundreds of people took time on Saturday to pray on the steps of the Alabama Capitol. They prayed for 8:46, the amount of time that George Floyd spent under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before dying on May 25. The prayer event was peaceful. Many of the people there are calling on widespread police reform across…

Selma Community, Cops & Clergy Pray for Racial Healing

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dozens of people turned out for a Clergy — Cops — and Community prayer vigil Sunday afternoon in Selma. A racially diverse crowd of people came together at Bloch Park — to pray for change and racial healing. Ministers from churches across the community — stepped up to offer prayers for unity — equality —…

Pastors & Police Announce Prayer Vigil in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Pastors and police in Selma — announce a prayer vigil — amid nationwide protests and riots following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The group says the goal of the event is to bring people together to pray for racial healing and reconciliation. “While all of us gathered here and in fact spread across…

Troy University Police Chief Suspended

  Troy university police chief John McCall has been suspended over comments he recently posted on social media regarding the death of George Floyd. University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins announced McCall’s suspension in a statement on social media. In the statement, Hawkins says: “We firmly reject any suggestion that George Floyd contributed to his own death or that his actions justified…

State Files Suit Against Birmingham for Removal of Confederate Monument

A man poses at the base of the Confederate monument at Linn Park in Birmingham after the majority of the monument was removed. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves) Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced that he has filed a new lawsuit against the City of Birmingham for its removal  of the Confederate monument at Linn Park last night. Marshall says that action…