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Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd's death on Monday, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the charges Friday, shortly after Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The announcement comes days after the release of a video that shows Chauvin's knee pressed firmly on the black man's neck for at least seven minutes.

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The jury in the trial of Buffalo Police Officer Corey Krug was dismissed Tuesday, after reaching a partial verdict. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, Krug's legal troubles may not be over yet.

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Buffalo residents are anxiously awaiting word from the state Attorney General's Office. The AG is expected to release its findings into the death of Wardel "Meech" Davis Wednesday.

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National Football League owners plan to meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas said he hopes the owners will decide to hold a league-wide summit to help resolve the intensifying topic.

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A former Buffalo police officer was sentenced to one-year probation and fined $3,000 for two civil rights violations. John Cirulli was sentenced in Federal court Monday.

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Rochester-resident Macnore Cameron was released early Sunday morning after 24 hours in custody with the Saint Louis County police department.

A pilot project is set to begin for police in Toronto. Advocates say body cameras could improve police accountability and reduce the use of force.

A retired Buffalo police lieutenant and two suspended cops pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to federal charges of civil rights violations stemming from a 2009 case allegedly involving police brutality.

After quitting his job as a Buffalo cop earlier in the day, John Cirulli pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misdemeanor civil rights violations for attacking a handcuffed man who had been arrested April 19.

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Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Tuesday afternoon that one of the police officers involved in a video-recorded beating of a suspect on April 19th has been suspended without pay. The Buffalo News has identified the suspended officer as John Cirulli.

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The Buffalo Police Internal Affairs Division is investigating a possible case of police brutality following the emergence of an online video over the weekend.