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George Floyd protest updates: Civil rights charge filed against Minneapolis police

The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.

6/2/2020 10:03:00 PM

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The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.

12:15 p.m.: Despite overnight looting, Chicago to move into next phase of reopeningAmid overnight looting, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised Tuesday,"we are 110% dedicated to you successfully reopening safely and securely."Lightfoot said she was with one business owner who"burst into tears" and"broke down" as she looked at the devastation to her store.

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A Best Buy store with broken entrance is seen while people are taking electronics from inside the building in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 1, 2020.A Best Buy store with broken entrance is seen while people are taking electronics from inside the building in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 1, 2020.

Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesDespite the unrest, Lightfoot said Chicago will move into phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening on Wednesday."We want economic activity to resume peacefully and safely in every single neighborhood, especially those hurting the most," Lightfoot said.

11:20 a.m.: Nearly 700 arrested in NYC, curfew extended through the weekIn New York City, despite an 11 p.m. curfew, nearly 700 people were arrested overnight as peaceful protests devolved into moments of vandalism, looting, fire and confrontation.A looted souvenir shop is seen after a night of protest over the death of George Floyd, June 2, 2020 in New York City. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as sometimes violent protests roil communities nationwide.

A looted souvenir shop is seen after a night of protest over the death of George Floyd, June 2, 2020 in New York City. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as sometimes violent protests roil communities nationwide.

Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty ImagesPeople cross the FDR Drive interrupting traffic during protests over the death of George Floyd, in New York, New York, June 1, 2020.People cross the FDR Drive interrupting traffic during protests over the death of George Floyd, in New York, New York, June 1, 2020.

Alba Vigaray/EPA via ShutterstockLuxury brands and big box retail stores in Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side had windows smashed and spray painted. Many retailers have boarded up their storefronts.Some officers were hit by cars of protesters fleeing the scenes of vandalism and looting.

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It also appeared officers were shot at, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, condemning it as"unacceptable."Protesters participate in a moment of silence during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 1, 2020.

Protesters participate in a moment of silence during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 1, 2020.Jeenah Moon/Reuters"I know people want peace," de Blasio stressed Tuesday,"and I know they want change."

"I know we will overcome this," he said, adding he's asked community leaders to"step forward" and"take charge.""Do not let outsiders attack your community ... do not let criminals attack your community," the mayor said."I'll be standing by you."

Protesters rush past Times Square after an 11pm curfew during a night of marches and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.Protesters rush past Times Square after an 11pm curfew during a night of marches and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.

John Moore/Getty ImagesA man takes skateboards during a night of protests and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.A man takes skateboards during a night of protests and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.

John Moore/Getty ImagesDe Blasio said he does not think National Guard members should be sent to New York City. They're armed, yet not trained for the city's environment, the mayor said, calling it a"dangerous scenario."New York City will now be under a nine-hour curfew each night this week, beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m.

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The mayor on Tuesday asked those who want to protest to do so during the day, and then return home.He also said he's very worried thatprotests are leading to the spread of the coronavirus.10:40 a.m.: Senate Judiciary to hold hearing on George Floyd's death, policing in US

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he's planning to hold a hearing on June 16 to examine Floyd's death and policing in the country, promising to"take a deep dive" into the issue."It's a long-overdue wake-up call to the country that there are too many of these cases where African American men die in police custody under fairly brutal circumstances," he said."It's clear to me that policing among men in the African American community is a topic that needs to be discussed and acted upon, and I expect this committee to do its part."

MORE: Photos: Moments of peace, unity you may not have seen in George Floyd protests"I'd like to get to the root cause of it. Mr. Floyd's case is outrageous on its face, but I think it speaks to a broader issue," said Graham, R-S.C."We just need to get to the bottom of what happened and what we can do to fix it."

Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, takes a knee with activists as protesters paused while walking in New York, June 1, 2020.Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, takes a knee with activists as protesters paused while walking in New York, June 1, 2020.

Craig Ruttle/APChief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist during a protest in New York, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.

Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist during a protest in New York, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.

Craig Ruttle/APGraham called community policing"the anecdote.""I don't know how to make that a reality, but we'll have a hearing along those lines," Graham said.7:35 a.m.: Minnesota AG 'considering all charges' for Chauvin

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison confirmed he is"considering all charges" and that"all options are on the table," when it comes to prosecuting Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.Demonstrators gather at the site of George Floyd's death while under arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.

Demonstrators gather at the site of George Floyd's death while under arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.Emilie Richardson/ABC NewsEllison told ABC News'"Good Morning America" that the case must be dealt with methodically and that prosecuting Chauvin would not necessarily be easy.

"Generally, jurors resolve all doubts in favor of the police," said Ellison."The system is such that there are certain immunities police have, there are certain presumptions. There are relationships that police have that are established over the course of years. And the fact is if you just look at the Freddie Gray case, people looked at that video and were quite certain that there needed to be a conviction. No one was."

"The fact is these cases are not easy," said Ellison."And anybody who says they are has never done one."Ellison was reluctant to give a firm deadline on the timeline of the case but confirmed that the public could see charges very soon.

MORE: Transcript: Trump to mobilize federal resources to stop violence, restore security"We are having a fresh review from what the county attorney has already done ... and we are looking at this case with fresh eyes," said Ellison."There is nobody who has culpability who will not be held accountable."

Said Ellison:"The public has an expectation that there will be, there will render assistance when necessary, that [police] will not add harm. Just saying 'I didn't know' and 'I was following orders', I don't think is working for the public anymore. That is not a comment about the evidence or the law. It is a comment about where the public's mind is these days."

Ellison said that he and his team are moving"expeditiously" but warned that they also have to move carefully which could take more time than the public would like."There are numerous videos, numerous witness statements, a lot of stuff to go through for us to do due diligence," Ellison stated."We are not going to prolong this any longer than is absolutely necessary to do that due diligence and we are moving expeditiously, yet we have to move carefully. I know that is unsatisfying to people. They want, what they want immediately, and of course people have waited too long and have been too patient over the years but this case must be done methodically and we are doing that right now."

6:49 a.m.: Las Vegas police officer in critical condition after shootingLas Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said two shooting incidents took place amid protests across the city Monday night.Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.

Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.

Ronda Churchill/APIn the first incident, an officer was shot while engaging with protesters near the Circus Circus hotel and casino."Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd," said Lombardo."Officers were attempting to get some of the protesters in custody when a shot rang out and our officer went down."

MORE: Trump, Barr tell governors to 'dominate' streets in response to unrestThe officer is in"extremely critical condition and on life support," he said.Police officers surround a person that was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas.

Police officers surround a person that was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas.Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty ImagesThe suspect in that shooting was taken into custody.The second incident occurred around 11:22 p.m. at the courthouse on South Las Vegas Boulevard. Officers were posted at the federal building to protect it from protesters when a suspect appeared, armed with multiple weapons.

When authorities approached the individual, the suspect reached for one of those weapons and was subsequently shot by the responding officers.The suspect later died at the hospital."This is a tragic night for our community," said Lombardo."With these protests, which are leading to riots, one tragedy is only leading to another ... our investigations into both these incidents will be ongoing throughout the morning."

"What has occurred is utterly, utterly unacceptable and I hope the community sees it that way too," he concluded.3:22 a.m.: 4 police officers shot in St. LouisIn St. Louis, four officers were shot amid protests Monday night, Police Chief Hayden John Hayden said.

A protestor waves a burned American flag over a fire during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1,2020A protestor waves a burned American flag over a fire during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1,2020

Lawrence Bryant/ReutersAll four officers have non life threatening injuries. Two were shot in the leg, one was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the arm.Hayden said that a peaceful protest began around 3 p.m. with a couple of thousand people in attendance, but later a group of about 200 people started looting.

The group reportedly set off fireworks aimed at officers.A member of the St. Louis Fire Department removes a hose outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis, the morning after protests against the death of George Floyd. People were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames following a large peaceful protest.

A member of the St. Louis Fire Department removes a hose outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis, the morning after protests against the death of George Floyd. People were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames following a large peaceful protest.

Jeff Roberson/APHayden said the officers, who he said exhibited restraint throughout the ordeal, also had gas thrown on them.That is when, he said, several officers, who were standing on the line, all of a sudden felt pain and realized that they had been fired.

1:57 a.m.: LAPD Chief apologizes for equating looters with officers involved in Floyd's deathIn Los Angeles, Police Chief Michel Moore apologized for a remark he made during a mayor's press conference Monday afternoon. He had said:"We didn't have people mourning the death of this man, George Floyd, we had people capitalizing. His death is on their hands as much as it is those officers ... We didn't have protests last night. We had criminal acts."

The comment was met with immediate backlash and Black Lives Matter LA called for Moore to be fired in a tweet.Several hours later, amid much criticism, Moore issued an apology on Twitter saying that he misspoke during the press conference. Read more: ABC News »

why they don't paint his Mugshot photo? He was a convicted 10+ years criminal, got caught in another illegal activity. He should be alive and facing the justice. Unfortunately, a bad apply cop did the wrong thing. This is sad but beautiful A white policeman killed a black man, is there no humanitarianism in the United States? Need such a protest? Do not hesitate to ruin the America? Is it what you said humanitarianism?

This is a wonderful mural. We can't ask for nothing no better. Show the world What about the dead Syrian?do you really care about them or you just put political-correct on this tweet. Leftist pretend to sympathizing the weaks, they don't really care. I assume you saw this Mike2600 BRLSQ It is ironic that the United States has killed so many syrians and no one has spoken out, while the United States itself has killed a black man and asked the world to speak out

look at the background, they lost their home, and perhaps no one even cares 👍🏻 all of this is being blamed on tiny Zimbabwe by the US state dept! الفوضى_الخلاقة And here is Syria, which was totally destroyed by the US, Russia, Turkey and Iran! What a masterpience in the middle of war! Painted by a syrian from the country Trump withdrew to be invaded by ISIS

selzero Beautiful !! This is just beautiful. Humble! 'The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.' But... What can each of us do about all the HATE, RAGE, DISCRIMINATION, and SOCIETAL MELTDOWN..? Watch this VIDEO... The ANSWER is in the Ancient Past... Isn’t it crazy how the French, Serbians, Australians, Germans, etc are standing up because of something that happened in the US. How many times have we ever flooded the streets because of an unjust act in another country? We are so selfish. Myself included.

Its no longer national, it's international. China and Iran will get retribution. Also protest for George Floyd. We are in Texas want to have our own country and our own oil, we do not want to share with you the so-called 'United States of Trump' ' FrankBellamy14 Follow RenaJoseph_ A man is dead, the police refuse to acknowledge systemic racism, tax dollars will pay for lawsuits and investigations. That’s lose, lose, lose.

That's a fantastic tribute 👍 Dignity....you can't order it online Heart wrenching! The painting, it's inspiration and the place itself 😔 Wow that is beautiful. Here The only lives that matter are the ones that believe in serving others. ❤️ “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” -Benjamin Franklin

Protest against totalitarian regime. Shouldn’t this have been done over a week ago? The investigation will examine the 'policies, procedures, and practices over the past 10 years' to determine if the police department 'has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color.' Blackfacetrudeau 😆

Says the guy who's daddy put Canada in martial law. Can he please resign! Then become president of the United States?!?! Please!

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George Floyd death and Minneapolis protestsLIVE: NBCNews Special Report: President Trump makes a statement at the White House as protests gather nationwide over fatal arrest of George Floyd. Martial law? 🤔 Shut the F up 45 He is a monster who is truly attempting to turn us into a banana republic in real time.