George Floyd’s death News

Man Who Helped Burn Minneapolis Precinct During Floyd Unrest Sentenced

A St. Paul, Minnesota, man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in the arson fire that burned a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd. Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, …

Self-Insured Minneapolis Will Tap City Budget to Pay Floyd Settlement

Minneapolis will have to look beyond its insurance fund to pay out the $27 million settlement to George Floyd’s family over his killing by police last year. The settlement, one of the largest pre-trial payments for police misconduct ever, will …

Nordstrom Suit Tests Whether Civil Unrest Is Single Insurance Occurrence or Multiple

Nordstrom Inc. has filed suit seeking a court declaration that its insurers must treat nationwide civil unrest last spring and summer as a single occurrence rather that separate events that would require the department store chain to pay separate $1 …

Moment of Change: How the Insurance Industry Can Bridge the Diversity Gap, Be an Ally

The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by white police officers last year sparked protests and examinations of racial injustice and inequities across the country. Individuals and businesses responded by vowing to better support communities of color. Experts on …

2 Injured by Minneapolis Police Projectiles During Unrest Suing City

Two men injured by police during violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are suing the city, its police chief and unnamed officers. Soren Stevenson, 25, lost his left eye after he was shot by police with …

Lawyer: Minneapolis Healthcare Workers Improperly Accessed Floyd’s Medical Records

Family members of George Floyd have been notified that multiple employees of a Minneapolis healthcare system have improperly accessed the man’s medical records sometime in the last 30 days, an attorney for the family said. Attorney Antonio Romanucci told KARE …

Owners Say Insurance Inadequate to Cover Demolition of Riot-Destroyed Buildings

Some commercial property owners whose businesses were torched by rioters are learning that they don’t have enough insurance to clear away the debris. The StarTribune newspaper reported that many property owners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area purchased policies that limit …

4 Indicted for Minneapolis Police Station Fire

Four people have been indicted for allegedly helping to burn down a Minneapolis police station during the protests over the death of George Floyd, U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said. The complaint charges 22-year-old Dylan Robinson, 24-year-old Davon Turner, 26-year-old Bryce …

Reuters Finds Disparity in How Judges Apply Qualified Immunity

The May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a Minneapolis cop has prompted calls for an end to “qualified immunity,” a legal doctrine that in recent years has increasingly helped cops beat back lawsuits that accuse them …

Minnesota Governor Makes Another Request for Federal Aid to Rebuild After Unrest

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is again asking for federal help to rebuild from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz said Monday he has requested a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that would free up low-interest loans to …