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NYPD Reports $1M in Damage to 303 Police Cars Since Floyd Death

New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are …

Police: Hell’s Angel Sparked Destructive Riots in Minneapolis

Police say a man captured on surveillance video breaking windows at a south Minneapolis, Minn., auto parts store in the days after George Floyd’s death is a Hell’s Angels member who was bent on stirring up social unrest. Dubbed “Umbrella …

St. Paul Businesses Burned in Floyd Upheaval Weigh Next Steps

Charred piles of rubble remain in the Midway neighborhood in St. Paul, Minn., where rioters torched businesses following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Buildings that were set on fire have been razed by the city using emergency funds. …

Floyd Family Sues City of Minneapolis, Officers Charged in his Death

George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit on July 15 against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture …

Wrongful Death Suit in California Claims Guard Kept Knee on Man’s Neck

The parents of a California man who died while being detained on suspicion of trespassing at Sacramento’s basketball arena has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging a security guard kept his knee on the man’s neck for more than four …

Losses From Civil Protests May Cause Insurers to Rethink Property Coverage

The civil disturbance that started in Minneapolis after the killing by police of George Floyd spread to 20 other states, leading to an unprecedented property insurance catastrophe. The experience will likely impact policy renewals and could even persuade some insurers …

Some Facts About London’s Role in Insuring the Slave Trade

London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism. This reappraisal was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a …

Minnesota Lawmakers Push $300M Plan to Rebuild from Unrest

Democrats who control the Minnesota House announced a $300 million economic aid proposal June 15 for businesses that were damaged or destroyed during the civil unrest over the death of George Floyd. The legislation is aimed at commercial corridors in …

Reassuring Customers Part of Job for Minnesota Agent in Aftermath of Riots

Dan Gutlovics did a lot of virtual hand holding during the first days of the violent protests in Minneapolis and St. Paul following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25. Gutlovics, sales …

Measuring the Moment: How Will George Floyd’s Death Matter to Insurance Industry?

The marches and protests across the globe sparked by the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police are presenting the country with opportunities to confront the racism and inequality that African-Americans confront every day. As executive director of the National …