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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Opening statements in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop are expected in the same courtroom where another ex-cop was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Opening statements begin in trial of Kimberly Potter, ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright

 (CNN) -- Opening statements are underway in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic...

Derek Chauvin sentenced by Minnesota judge to 22.5 years

Nicole Lew Reporter June 25, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years Friday for the murder of George Floyd. In April, Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree...

Elaine Frantz is a historian and Kent State professor. 

Verdict from George Floyd murder trial may reveal historical problems, new solutions

Ian Jameson Reporter April 22, 2021

After the death of George Floyd last year and protests worldwide in the following months, the verdict of the murder trial and the charges against the man who killed him have been announced. On Tuesday,...

KSU President Todd Diacon shared the news of $1 million in support of the Anti-Racism Task Force’s recommendations.

Kent State devotes $1 million to support recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Chris Bright Reporter April 20, 2021

Following the racist vandalism on campus, Kent State’s Anti-Racism Task Force discussed the recommendations its subcommittees have created in response to the needs of diverse groups on the university’s...

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