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George Floyd died of heart disease, auto exhaust fumes: defense expert - National | Globalnews.ca

George Floyd died of heart disease, auto exhaust fumes: defense expert - National | Globalnews.ca

Want to discuss? Please read our first.AdvertisementClose XAAdied of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, contradicting prosecution experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen from the way he was pinned down.Dr. David Fowler, a former Maryland chief medical examiner who is now with a consulting firm, said the fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd’s system, and possibly carbon monoxide poisoning from auto exhaust, were contributing factors in the...

Apr 15
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At Chauvin trial, some in jury pool have sharp views on case

At Chauvin trial, some in jury pool have sharp views on case

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-selection-11a74447df93a49e50357b395d290a8fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-selection-11a74447df93a49e50357b395d290a8fClick to copyRelated topicsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long process of jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death began Tuesday with three jurors picked and six others in the pool dismissed, including some who said they would not be able to set aside their views on what happened.One woman who was dismissed said: “I definitely have...

Mar 9
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Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death

Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death

The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge. As hundreds of protesters gathered outside the courthouse to call for the conviction of Derek Chauvin, Judge Peter Cahill said he does not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated against the former officer while the issue is being appealed. But he said prosecutors’ arguments that the whole case...

Mar 8
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Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death

Jury selection on pause for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-e4acea4516571b9c2af8cce685e221f2Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-e4acea4516571b9c2af8cce685e221f2Click to copyRelated topicsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge.Judge Peter Cahill said he does not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge...

Mar 8
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Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes

Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/trials-derek-chauvin-minneapolis-racial-injustice-060f6e9e8b7079505a1b096a68311c2bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/trials-derek-chauvin-minneapolis-racial-injustice-060f6e9e8b7079505a1b096a68311c2bClick to copyRelated topicsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the trial approaches for a white Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, prosecutors are putting the time Derek Chauvin’s knee was on the Black man’s neck at about nine minutes.The time has fluctuated before. It was recorded as 8 minutes, 46 seconds in an...

Mar 4
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Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/health-trials-coronavirus-pandemic-minneapolis-racial-injustice-77aa9ffa6eca3bb2e7f313a6aff47724Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/health-trials-coronavirus-pandemic-minneapolis-racial-injustice-77aa9ffa6eca3bb2e7f313a6aff47724Click to copyRelated topicsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for minutes will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday.Derek Chauvin will stand trial alone in March due to...

Jan 12
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FBI: White supremacists plotted attack on US power grid

FBI: White supremacists plotted attack on US power grid

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-race-and-ethnicity-elections-ohio-e9e42849c9565b60cfd4607e3590548dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-race-and-ethnicity-elections-ohio-e9e42849c9565b60cfd4607e3590548dClick to copyRelated topicsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S., and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said he wanted the group to be “operational” on a fast-tracked timeline if President Donald Trump were to lose his re-election bid, the FBI alleges...

Dec 22
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White supremacists planned an attack on the US power grid if Trump lost the election, a mistakenly unsealed FBI affidavit reveals

White supremacists planned an attack on the US power grid if Trump lost the election, a mistakenly unsealed FBI affidavit reveals

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern US, and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said he wanted the group to be "operational" on a fast-tracked timeline if President Donald Trump were to lose his re-election bid, the FBI alleges in an affidavit that was mistakenly unsealed.The teen was in a text group with more than a dozen people in the fall of 2019 when he introduced the idea of saving money...

Dec 22
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DOJ announces center to help cops avoid excessive force, offers aid to Minneapolis

DOJ announces center to help cops avoid excessive force, offers aid to Minneapolis

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy and | Associated PressThe U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the first city to take advantage of the resource.The announcement was made in Minneapolis, where the police department has been under pressure to reform since the May 25 death of George Floyd, which touched off mass...

Oct 20
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