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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...

Authorities fire gas munitions at demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright, late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Officer charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright killing

(CNN) -- A police officer who shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop has been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case, authorities said Wednesday.Kim...

Protesters start to walk toward Oscar Richie Hall and then down to the rock during the Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 10, 2020.

‘It is bigger than the rock’: Students call for change after racist messages

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 10, 2020

Correction: In a previous version of this story, a quote was incorrectly attributed to Kamalenn Gillespie. This quote has been removed.Hundreds of Kent State students gathered in front of the Student Center...

Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd as they gather Wednesday, June 3, 2020, on the East side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Democrats offer sweeping police reform bill

 (CNN) -- Democrats put forward sweeping legislation Monday aimed at cracking down on police brutality and recording patterns of misuse of force across the country, the first concrete step toward action...

Protesters march down the streets in Clayton, Missouri on Saturday, May 30, 2020. 

‘Get out of your house and into the streets’: Kent State students, alumni present at Black Lives Matter protests

“Get out of your house and into the streets,” chanted Arkayla Tenney-Howard, Kent State alumna, along with other protesters as they marched through the streets of Clayton, Missouri. Throughout the...

Protests continued in Minneapolis where George Floyd, a black man, died while in police custody. Anger boiled over in more than 30 cities Friday, May 29, with some protesters smashing windows, setting vehicles ablaze and clashing with police.

Minnesota governor says destruction is no longer about George Floyd and he’ll mobilize full National Guard

 (CNN) -- Minnesota's governor said Saturday he will move to "fully mobilize the National Guard" after destructive Minneapolis-area protests that he says are "no longer in any way about the murder of George...

Senior athletes speak about seasons ending because of COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor April 26, 2020

Senior softball player Vanessa Vodan found out from a social media post by the NCAA that her senior season was over. Her heart stopped and she prayed it wasn’t true. Vodan was in her room in an off-campus...

Women’s golf head to Minneapolis for season opener

Ray Strickland September 14, 2014

The Kent State women’s golf team will head to Minneapolis on Monday to open the season at the same event they won a year ago.The Flashes will play on the Par-72 course at the Minikahda Club. The first...

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