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Bystander footage of the in-custody death of George Floyd led to the firing of four Minneapolis police officers and violent protests in the city and throughout the nation. Derek Chauvin, the officer seen in the video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, was later arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, for which he was found guilty on April 20, 2021.

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The agreement set up a four-tiered response plan, which specifies benchmarks that must be reached before certain policing actions can take place
The overhaul limited NYPD’s ability to use “kettling” tactics and implemented a four-tiered strategy dictating when officers can take enforcement during protests
“When you use violence to advance your agenda, the Department of Justice will make every effort to put you in prison,” U.S. Attorney Jonathan D. Ross said
Officers Jonathan Horlock and Nathaniel Schauwecker were aquitted of several charges in the arrest of two George Floyd protestors
“These announcements will allow police officers, whose lives were upended by the indictments, to return to their services to our community,” said Austin Mayor Kirk Watson
The Philadelphia Police Department cruiser was flipped over and then set on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd
“The mayor, the city, the city council, and the Minneapolis Police Department collectively agreed to severely limit police response in the barricaded area surrounding plaintiffs’ businesses,” according to the lawsuit
The justices rejected the appeal without issuing any comments or explanation after Chauvin argued his trial was tainted by negative publicity