Judge: Floyd’s past arrest details can’t be used at trial

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ruled that information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death. However, Judge Peter Cahill also ruled in a decision made public Tuesday that the jury can hear about two prior cases involving Derek Chauvin, the former officer accused of kneeling on handcuffed Floyd’s neck despite Floyd’s pleas for air. In one case, Chauvin knelt on the neck of a woman who was prone on the ground. In the other, Chauvin saw two other officers place a man in a side recovery position. The judge says he will explain his reasoning at a later date.last_img

Extra patrols on US 52 at closure

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County Sheriff Peter Cates announced the department will be providing extra patrols at the U.S. 52 road closure site, west of Brookville. U.S. 52, between Cliff Street in Brookville, and Cummins Road is closed to through traffic for slide repair work and not scheduled to reopen until August 03, 2020, according to INDOT’s website.Drivers who do not live in the area of the closure, or are not visiting someone in the area of the closure, will be issued a traffic citation for the violation(s).  Drivers who recklessly disregard traffic control signs when workers are present commit a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines when workers are present.  The offense becomes a felony if it results in serious bodily injury or death of a worker at the worksite.last_img read more