17 September 2021
A jury has found ex-Minneapolis police officer #DerekChauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of #GeorgeFloyd
The jury finds Derek Chauvin GUILTY of all charges in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin has been convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter
Derek Chauvin GUILTY 3rd degree murder
The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin GUILTY of second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd last May
Minneapolis: There are easily over 500 people here and growing
Crowd is growing at 38th and Chicago. The same intersection where George Floyd died nearly a year ago
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on potential looting after Chauvin verdict: "Don't test us, because we are ready"
Hundreds outside the Hennepin County Government Center awaiting the verdict for the #DerekChauvinTrial
Growing crowd beginning to pray here at 38th & Chicago as verdict is expected in the next hour
A verdict has been reached in the trial of Derek Chauvin, according to a notice posted on the Hennepin County Court's website
Carjacking 14xx E Lake St Loss: 2019 Toyota Highlander, white, plate BDY39* 12:15 Suspect: Native or light skinned BM's in early 20s. Implicated in other robberies/attempts in the area. Suspect vehicle: gray Camry or Corolla, no plates
POTUS says he waited until the jury was sequestered in the Derek Chauvin trial to call George Floyd's family, who he says he's "come to know," per pool. Says he hopes the verdict "is the right verdict"
3/ Twelve anonymous jurors find themselves both behind the scenes and at center stage of one of the most significant police brutality trials in American history
1 dead in early-morning shooting in north Minneapolis at the 5100 block of Dupont Avenue North
MINNEAPOLIS: Firefighters have been working to extinguish a multiple-vehicle fire in an alley near E. 46th St. & Hiawatha Ave. since around 4 a.m. - A 2nd fire rig was called for more water, and an arson investigator was called to the scene
ST. PAUL: Armed carjacking report - Payne Ave. & Geranium Ave. E. - A 911 caller's blue 2021 Jeep Compass was stolen by two male suspects, one who was armed with a gun. Partial plate on the Compass is FFD
There was a single round shot spotter activation at about the same time at the exact location.
ST. PAUL: Officers spotted a previously stolen Chevrolet Express van on the 600 block of Rice St. just before 2:45 a.m. when the driver sped away. The passenger, though, bailed on foot and was taken into custody
Initial report of shooting. 51xx Dupont Ave N 404 and. Police arrived and have two people at gunpoint, one was carrying a gun. Also report of "robbery of dwelling" at same location. Suspect possibly still inside
We received a copy of an email reportedly sent out by Katrina Stubson representing Hennepin County Clerical union Local 2822 & sent to all members. It derides police & their unions, implies Kim Potter intentionally murdered #DaunteWright & demands murder charges + other demands
Officers were able to catch up with a possible suspect not far away by 2:10 a.m., on Stewart Ave. between S. Davern St. & Maynard Dr
ST. PAUL: Near the Family Dollar, 2463 7th St. W. - A male suspect reportedly lit a dumpster on fire before fleeing on foot to the west. - Suspect was described as a white male wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans. Fire and PD en route
A caller also reported hearing a small explosion from inside the dumpster. Firefighters on scene say the dumpster is fully engulfed in flames, an object "blew out" of it & is now beside the building. The suspect ran west past Starbucks, reportedly carrying an armful of magazines
ST. PAUL: Weapon complaint - 6xx Sherburne Ave. - A 911 caller reported hearing screaming and seeing two males with "semi-automatic" firearms get into a green 4-door sedan. - Officers arrived, said at least one person was detained and the car was cleared by 1:20 a.m
MINNEAPOLIS: Damage to property - Taco Bell, 1931 Minnehaha Ave. - Two suspects reportedly "damaged the store" before fleeing on foot
Fire is out. Final wash down is complete and crews will be clearing the fire scene at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Polish National Catholic Church in NEMPLS shortly
Teens are starting trash cans on fire in #DTMpls. At least two have been put out so far. Being reported by both MFD and the DT security network over dispatch. Fires at 2nd Ave & 7th St and 4th Ave and 7th St
MINNEAPOLIS: Domestic with weapon - 15xx Queen Ave. N. - A male suspect wielding a fork reportedly assaulted the victim
MINNEAPOLIS: Firefighters dispatched for a report of 3 juveniles who threw something into the bus shelter near S. 4th Ave. & S. 7th St., starting a fire inside. - A Transit officer extinguished the fire at the shelter, & there was a trash can on fire near S. 2nd Ave. and S. 2nd St
Robbery at gunpoint. Carjacking and a purse theft. Suspect/s put a gun to female victim's head. 12xx 12th Ave N Suspect: BM, black face mask, black hoodie, 4 total occupants in suspect vehicle. Loss: 2015 black Rav4 Squad 461 21:46
MINNEAPOLIS: Armed carjacking - 12xx 12th Ave. N. - A 911 caller says one male put a gun to her head and stole her black 2015 Toyota RAV4 and purse
The fire began around 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at 2200 5th St. NE. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from the structure and aerial video showed a large plume of smoke filling the sky
Fire caused major damage to the century-old Sacred Heart of Jesus church in northeast Minneapolis Monday night
MINNEAPOLIS: Outside fire - 3933 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. - A porta-potty near Longfellow Gardens is said to be on fire
Cross above the front doors
Members of national guard standing watch as dozens of firefighters battle the fire
Ok, from protest to fire. Massive fire at a church in NE MPLS
Structure Fire - Crews have lines laid to a 2-story church with a large steeple on the 2200 block of 5th St. NE. They have heavy fire showing from the rear and in the cockloft of the building
Report of church on fire at 22nd Ave NE and 5th St NE. (google pic). MFD just arriving. "Heavy fire in the back" laying a tank line through the front door
Fearing the potential for further civil unrest, @GovTimWalz increases security, declares a peacetime emergency in MSP as the jury in the #Chauvin trial starts deliberations. Gets more law reinforcements from Ohio and Nebraska state patrols
Defense attorney Eric Nelson says he isn't arguing that Floyd died of an overdose death, but that Floyd's use of illegal substances was "significant." He tells jury that Floyd's actions when he was arrested in 2019 show how he acts with drugs in a law enforcement encounter
State Patrol says Ohio State Patrol and Nebraska State Patrol are sending 128 troopers, total, to support Operation Safety Net
Shotspotter activation, 35th and Newton Ave N. Also a 911 caller reporting a male fired a shot
Nelson brings up Floyd's 2019 arrest, where he had high blood pressure. During testimony prosecutor Erin Eldridge pointedly asked officer/EMT from 2019 if Floyd dropped dead. They said no
Nelson: If a person has drugs in their system and that drug causes an overdose in the context of the police restraint, it's not the natural consequence of the restraint, it's the natural consequence of the deceased's actions
Throughout trial state called "numerous witnesses" to convince jurors asphyxia was "singular" cause/death, says Nelson, who has argued Floyd died of cardiac arrest due to heart disease with drug use contributing
High school students walking out and protesting in downtown Minneapolis chant "National Guard, go home." It's snowing
Nelson plays Mpls Park police bodycam video and notes that officer was pacing around at the same time as more evidence of shifting dynamic at scene #GeorgeFloyd #ChauvinTrial
Army official confirms the Army is reviewing a DC government request for the DC National Guard to provide support to DC police as part of Chauvin verdict preparations
Officers reported they had a K9 unit deployed in the area searching for possible suspects, but it appeared none were found. Firefighters reported a strong smell of gas inside two businesses at the strip mall but were able to quickly knock down the fire there
Many @SFPD officers are on either walking or driving around union square in anticipation of the verdict from Minneapolis in Derek Chauvin trial. Many businesses have boarded up.
An insurance company for the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop
Schleicher notes that Floyd thanked the officers when he was initially let onto his knees outside of the car, but then the officers pushed him down onto his side and then placed him on his stomach #GeorgeFloyd #ChauvinTrial
After a week of clashes with police and some unrest, things at the Brooklyn Center Police Department were quieter on Sunday, as demonstrators marked one week since Daunte Wright was killed in a police shooting
MINNEAPOLIS: Accident - W Broadway Ave & Washington Ave - Squads were called for a report of a ped struck by a vehicle. A caller reported that the victim was being taken by the striking vehicle to the hospital. Squads are arriving to nothing at the intersection
At least one person was confirmed to have died in a fiery, high-speed crash in the westbound lanes of the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just after 9:30 p.m.
At least one person was confirmed to have died in a fiery, high-speed crash in the westbound lanes of the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis just after 9:30 p.m.
Off duty officer reporting sound of at least a dozen shots fired in area of 25th St E/18th Ave S. Also a Shotspotter activation 4 +9 rounds. Security also reporting a person running with a gun, wearing white hoodie
One person was killed after this crash and ensuing fireball just outside of the Lowry Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis. - The westbound section of the tunnel will be shut for an extended period of time
One person was killed after this crash and ensuing fireball just outside of the Lowry Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis. - The westbound section of the tunnel will be shut for an extended period of time
Some dancing and glow sticks at the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Smaller crowd tonight
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