The four former Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the killing of George Floyd at the end of May appeared in the Hennepin County courthouse on Friday for a pretrial hearing, with attorneys on both sides of the case representing
Derek Chauvin, the former police officers who was captured on video pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck, asked a judge to have the charges against him dismissed.
Donald Trump said "something snapped" in the ex-Minneapolis cop who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, leading to his death and the week of protests and riots that followed. In an interview with his former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Mr Trump said a terrible thing happened in the death of Mr Floyd.
Amy Klobuchar's decision as a Minneapolis prosecutor in 2006 not to bring charges against the police officer filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd could cost her the role of vice president, critics have said.
Donald Trump avoided addressing the death of George Floyd and subsequent riots today shortly after Joe Biden said he spoke to the grieving family. At a White House event to announce retaliatory measures against China, Mr Trump ended his remarks without mention of Mr Floyd and without taking questions from the gathered press.
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has released the criminal complaint filed in the arrest of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.