Defense expert: Cause of Floyd’s death should be “undetermined”

Pool David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, said he thinks George Floyd died due to a number of factors: “So in my opinion, Mr. Floyd had a sudden cardiac arrhythmia or cardiac arrhythmia due to his atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease … during his restraint and subdual by the police,” said Fowler, former chief medical examiner at the Maryland … Read more

Here’s what we know about the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial

It is day 13 of testimony in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged in the death of George Floyd. The defense’s portion of the trial will continue today. If you’re just reading in, here’s a recap of what happened yesterday in court: Retired Minneapolis Police officer: The defense’s … Read more

A dozen people are missing after a commercial vessel capsized off Louisiana coast

The vessel had 18 people on board, Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson told CNN. “Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon notification at 4:30 p.m. of a distressed 129-foot commercial lift vessel,” according to a Coast Guard news release. An urgent marine information broadcast was issued, and multiple “good Samaritan boatcrews” responded, … Read more

Officer and police chief have resigned after death of Daunte Wright, mayor says

However, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott — who earlier told CBS he wanted to fire Officer Kim Potter — said Tuesday afternoon he has not yet accepted Potter’s resignation. “We’re doing our internal process to make sure that we are being accountable to the steps that we need to take,” Elliott told reporters. Potter, who … Read more

Govt fast-tracks approval for vaccines cleared in other countries

The availability of the vaccine becomes faster and it also opens up doors for import of bulk or import of finished vaccines in vials or import leading to fill and finish in India so it has a far reaching impact in the country A change in the country’s regulatory process for fast-tracking emergency approval of … Read more

Prosecutor “hopes” to have charging decision for officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright by tomorrow 

CNN George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, offered his condolences and vowed to stand with the family of Daunte Wright. “We will stand in support with you…the world is traumatized, watching another African-American man being slayed,” he said at a news conference today.   Philonise Floyd said he woke up Tuesday morning with the shooting on his … Read more

Daunte Wright’s death ruled a homicide by Hennepin County medical examiner

Patrick Semansky/AP President Biden on Monday called for “peace and calm” in the wake of Daunte Wright’s fatal encounter with police in Minnesota, saying his death does not justify violence or looting. The President also said that he’s awaiting a full investigation into the matter before weighing in on the officer’s intentions. He also noted he … Read more

Cardiologist: George Floyd “did not die from a drug overdose”

Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Rich testifies on Monday, April 12.  Pool Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist who testified that George Floyd died from low oxygen levels induced by positional asphyxia, said he ruled out other possible causes of death during his analysis — including a “primary heart event” or a drug overdose. By primary heart event, Rich … Read more

One person killed, 5 wounded in Texas highway shooting

The two vehicles, which police say each had several occupants, were traveling eastbound on the Southwest Loop of the 820 freeway just after 10 p.m. local time when people began shooting for unknown reasons, according to police. Stray bullets hit a woman driving an unrelated vehicle and a man who was inside his house on … Read more