Stephen Maturen/GETTY IMAGES (NEW YORK) — J. Alexander Kueng, a former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s back during the fatal May 2020 arrest, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Friday. Kueng, 29, had pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting in second-degree manslaughter in October as part of […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — J. Alexander Kueng, a former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back during the fatal May 2020 arrest, to be sentenced Friday. Kueng, 29, had pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting in second-degree manslaughter in October as part of an agreement with prosecutors. A second […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — J. Alexander Kueng, a former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back during the fatal May 2020 arrest, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Friday. Keung, 29, had pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting in second-degree manslaughter in October as part of an agreement […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — The prosecution rested its case late Wednesday, three days into the trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean is charged with murder in the death of Jefferson, a Black woman who was allegedly fatally shot by Dean inside her Fort Worth, […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — Witness testimony continued Tuesday in the trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. Dean is charged with murder in the death of Jefferson, a Black woman who was allegedly fatally shot by Dean inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home on Oct. 12, […]

Olena Ruban/Getty Images (KAY COUNTY, Okla.) — A former supervisory correctional officer in Oklahoma was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for “abusing his position of power and authority to … facilitate an attack carried out by white supremacists on a Black inmate,” according to the Department of Justice. Former officer Matthew Ware, 53, […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — Opening statements began Monday in the trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson. The defense began Monday’s hearing arguing in favor of a motion to change the venue in which the hearing is held. Judge George Gallagher denied the motion. Dean is […]

Will & Deni McIntyre/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The so-called culture wars are deeply affecting schools across the country, according to a new UCLA report that surveyed principals from across the country. The report, released Wednesday, showed a vast majority of principles reporting “substantial and growing political conflict” that’s making it harder to combat misinformation […]

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has directed the NYPD and peace officers to take individuals who appear “to be mentally ill” into custody involuntarily for psychiatric evaluations, even if they are not considered to be an imminent threat to the public. “Without that intervention, they remain lost […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (DALLAS) — The trial of now-former police officer Aaron Dean in the 2019 fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson began Monday after several delays. Jury selection began Monday with Judge George Gallagher saying he hoped 12 jurors and two alternates would be in place by Friday. There were concerns the trial would be […]


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