Americans awoke Sunday to charred and glass-strewn streets in dozens of cities after a night of unrest fueled by rage over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police. Officers responded to the violence with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, shot one suspect, was involved in the fatal shooting of another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly two decades with the department.
“We need consistent guidelines to set thresholds for what constitutes professional and acceptable conduct for police officers,” say Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson of President Obama’s policing task force.
Two gun safety groups and the father of a mass shooting victim asked the Federal Trade Commission to stop firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson from using “deceptive and unfair” marketing to promote assault-style rifles.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch will drop a manslaughter charge against a white former police officer in the 2015 shooting death of an African-American man, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.