Memphis city police chief disbands so-called Scorpion unit, citing a "cloud of dishonour" from officers who beat Nichols to death, sparking protests against police brutality.
Anderson, 31, relative of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, is seen in police footage pleading "they're trying to George Floyd me ... they're trying to kill me" as Los Angeles officers use a Taser on him multiple times.
The fired officer is expected to be sentenced to three-and-half years in prison for manslaughter. Two other former police officers have been convicted in the same case.
Nine military bases being renamed by 2024 are located in Southern states that seceded from US and formed the Confederacy, which lost the 1861-1865 Civil War.
Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng were sentenced to 3 1/2 years and three years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights during his May 2020 killing.
Thomas Lane was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in federal prison for his role in the killing of African-American George Floyd.
"To put your knee on another person's neck until they expire is wrong, and thus you need to be substantially punished," US judge tells Derek Chauvin while sentencing him on federal charges.
Two years after the Black American was murdered by a white police officer on a Minneapolis street, President Joe Biden signs an executive order further regulating federal law enforcement.
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Order would require federal law enforcement to review and revise policies on use of force, and it would restrict flow of surplus military equipment to local police, AP news agency reports.
Thomas Lane pleads guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, a week before the two-year anniversary of the case.
Minneapolis police have engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, says Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
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