Deena Winter

3M to stop making ‘forever chemicals’

By: - December 21, 2022

3M announced Tuesday that it will stop manufacturing a group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) and work to stop using the chemicals in its products by the end of 2025. The company nets about $1.3 billion annually from the chemical sales — a fraction of its overall revenue, at 3.7%. 3M has […]

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on three charges in George Floyd’s death

By: - April 20, 2021

The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.  The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd, who was handcuffed and face down on the pavement, for more than 9 minutes at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue last May. The incident was filmed by a teenager and set off […]

Chauvin case: Now it’s up to the jury

By: - April 20, 2021

Both sides gave their final arguments to the jury Monday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, with the prosecution imploring jurors to believe what they saw on videos — three police officers holding George Floyd down for nine minutes and 29 seconds, killing him. The defense tried to raise doubts about the cause of […]

Chauvin declines to testify in his own defense in George Floyd trial; closing arguments Monday

By: - April 16, 2021

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin opted not to take the stand Thursday in the last day of testimony during his murder trial. Out of the jury’s presence, Chauvin spoke on the record for the first time during the trial, after being handed a microphone and answering his attorney’s questions while seated next to him. […]

Update from Minnesota: Former police officer’s trial will hinge on autopsy of George Floyd

By: - February 22, 2021

Lawyers say prosecutors have a strong case, but juries can be unpredictable Minnesota is bracing itself for the March trial of Derek Chauvin, when 12 jurors will decide whether the former Minneapolis police officer committed second-degree murder when he pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, handcuffed and face down on Chicago Avenue, […]