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28 Jun
US President Joe Biden says that the jail sentence handed down to a former police Minneapolis officer for the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was "appropriate." Biden makes the comment as he hosts Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the Oval Office of the White House.
26 Jun
Czech police are denying that a method of restraint led to the death of a Roma man after video of an arrest sparked widespread outrage on social media. Roma say the incident draws parallels to the death of George Floyd.
28 May
The murder of George Floyd led to renewed calls for reforms in policing. But one year on, many Americans say not enough has happened to help stop police violence against Black people.
26 May
We look at concern over political tension in Mali after a group of soldiers detained the country's interim president and prime minister. Papers in Europe remain indignant after the arrest of a Belarusian opposition journalist. We also look at commemorations, one year after the police killing of George Floyd. Plus, British police catch a criminal thanks to a block of cheese!
26 May
The family has called on the White House and lawmakers to pass police reform legislation.
26 May
"It was great. He's a genuine guy...we just want this George Floyd Justice and Policing Act to be passed in the future," Floyd's younger brother, Philonise, tells reporters after he and other family members met privately with President Biden and Vice President Harris on the first anniversary of the African-American man's murder by police.
24 Apr
Guilty on all three counts. It took but ten hours for the jury to make Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota's first ever white policeman convicted of murder. We ask if the outrage sparked by last May's killing of George Floyd marks a turning point for the United States and a criminal justice system that's violent, harsh and where many of the country's 18,000 law enforcement bodies wield outsized power.
20 Apr
Lawyers gave their final arguments as jurors prepared to deliberate on whether Derek Chauvin was guilty of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was arrested in May 2020 over the use of a fake banknote.
18 Apr
Medical experts' testimony dismissed the defendant's claims that George Floyd died from previous drug use. The police officer who kneeled on Floyd's was charged with murder and manslaughter.
7 Apr
The opening week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, has featured dramatic and emotional testimony. Among those taking the stand in the heavily-guarded downtown Minneapolis courtroom have been Floyd's girlfriend, witnesses to his May 25, 2020 arrest and fellow police officers.
13 Mar
The US city of Minneapolis will pay several million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by George Floyd's family. The police officer charged in connection with Floyd's death is currently facing trial.
10 Mar
"Violence is not the answer to everything. Sometimes we need to take a step back," says Bridgett Floyd as the trial against the police officer accused of killing her brother, George Floyd, begins.

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