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FILE - In this image from video, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens as the verdict is read in his trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. On Friday, April 30, The Associated Press reported on social media posts sharing a fabricated screenshot last weekend that purported to show the Chicago Police Department tweeting in support of Chauvin, who was convicted for the murder of Floyd. The department sent no such tweet. (Court TV via AP, Pool, File)

OPINION: Indicting a law enforcement officer does not equate to indicting law enforcement

Jackson Healy , Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

On April 20, 10 months and 26 days after the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked the largest protests in U.S. history, a Minnesota jury found Chauvin guilty...

FILE - In this April 15, 2021, file image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin address Judge Peter Cahill at the courthouse in Minneapolis during Chauvins trial in the death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool, File)

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

Associated Press April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case...

An artistic rendition of Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, a  36-year-old woman killed by Mexican police.

‘She did not deserve to die like this’: Salvadoran migrant’s murder by police sparks outrage in Mexico

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

A disturbing video that showed a 36-year-old migrant woman from El Salvador struggling and crying out on the pavement as a female police officer knelt on her head and neck surfaced March 31. The death...

Demonstrators march during a protest over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Police shooting of Daunte Wright reignites national outcry over killings

Erik Uebelacker, Contributing Writer April 18, 2021

Protests are again sweeping the nation following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright’s April 11 killing is the latest in what many Americans see...

The 2020-2022 print edition of the AP Style Guide includes a section on race-related coverage, though some entries may already be outdated.

OPINION: The capital “B” in Black matters

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

When former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin forced his knee upon 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, my family gathered around the flat screen in the living room...

A memorial for George Floyd at Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where Floyd was arrested and killed by the police.

The aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer October 18, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS—Outside the Cup Foods next to where George Floyd was killed at the knee of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, a memorial for Floyd is still flourishing...

At a June protest calling for DePaul to divest from the Chicago Police Department, protesters take a knee on Fullerton Ave for eight minutes and 45 seconds in honor of George Floyd.

DePaul students protest university’s affiliation with Chicago police

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer June 17, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, DePaul students took the streets of the Lincoln Park campus to demand the university divest from CPD.  Students flowed into the campus’ quad, right off Fullerton Avenue at...

Protesters march across Minneapolis on Thursday May 28 to demand justice in the killing of George Floyd.

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer June 15, 2020

The United States of America is experiencing one of the most painful civil disruptions in its history. Just as the country was recovering from the menacing threat of coronavirus and was reinstitutionalizing...

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Petition calls for DePaul to cut ties with Chicago Police Department

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor June 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from Interim Provost Salma Ghanem. An online petition created by students and faculty at DePaul is calling for the university to end...

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Lori Lightfoot lifts 9 p.m. curfew, fully reopens Loop access

Associated Press June 7, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday lifted the city’s 9 p.m. curfew as the city reopened subway stations in the city’s central business and commercial district and allowed bus service to resume...

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Associated Press June 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial...

A screenshot of the petition, which has amassed over 28,000 signatures.

DePaul students achieve final exam exemptions after circulating petition

Keira Wingate and Emma Oxnevad June 5, 2020

After enduring stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests, the thought of completing final exams became an unbearable burden for junior Troi Davis. “The...

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