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Politics

As cops testify on Capitol attacks, GOP lawmakers blast ‘sham’ inquiry

Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.” The comments came as a special House committee began investigating the assault by supporters

Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Ten

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, the eighth day here, and the ninth day here. The first witness called was Lindsey Thomas, a forensic pathologist. She described forensic pathology as “where medicine

Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Nine

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, and the eighth day here. Day nine was all about how George Floyd died — the most important question in this case. The prosecution called

Legal Beat

‘Blue wall of silence’ takes hit in Chauvin’s murder trial

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that’s not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd’s death, some even taking

National

Police chief: Kneeling on Floyd’s neck violated policy

The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy — and went against “our principles and the values that we have” — in pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once

Impeachment

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday with searing footage of the U.S. Capitol riot as they painted Trump as an “inciter in chief” who systematically riled up his supporters and falsely convinced them the election had been stolen, culminating in the deadly attack. “He assembled,

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