MINNEAPOLIS (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.
The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers will be dropping the puck on their fundraising campaign to help send the team to provincials. Members of the team will be at various locations throughout Fort St. John on Saturday selling 50/50 tickets, and tickets will also be sold at their final home game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre against Slave Lake.On Saturday various team members will be at the mall, On The Rocks liquor stores, and the B.C. Liquor Store.The draw date for the tickets is March 7 with a potential payout of $10,000 up for grabs.- Advertisement -Provincials are being held in Comox, and it marks the first time B.C. Hockey has granted entry for the Trackers into the event.