09 June 2020 - Minneapolis plans to defund the city's police as protests sweep the world
Minneapolis City Council members intend to defund and dismantle the city's police department
Dakin Andone, Christina Maxouris and Josh Campbell (CNN, 08/06/2020)
Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced they intend to defund and dismantle the city's police department following the police killing of George Floyd.
"We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe," Council President Lisa Bender told CNN.
Democrats unveil ambitious plan for police reform: 'This is a first step'
Daniel Strauss (The Guardian, 08/06/2020)
Democrats in Congress have unveiled a sweeping new set of proposals aimed at reforming policing and transforming law enforcement across the country.
The new legislation, called the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, comes during ongoing mass protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd while under police custody, and is the most ambitious change to law enforcement sought by Congress in years.
Judge sets Derek Chauvin's bail at $1.25 million in George Floyd's death
Christina Maxouris, Aaron Cooper and Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN, 08/06/2020)
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as the man begged for his life, had his bail set at $1.25 million during a Monday hearing.
Like his fellow officers who were arrested, Chauvin was offered a reduced bail of $1 million if he agrees to certain conditions, including that he not work in security or law enforcement, not have contact with Floyd's family, not leave Minnesota and surrender all firearms and permits.
George Floyd death: Why US protests are so powerful this time
Helier Cheung (BBC News, 08/06/2020)
George Floyd is not the first African American whose death in police custody sparked protests.
There were also rallies and calls for change after Tamir Rice, Michael Brown and Eric Garner were killed by police.
But this time seems different, with the response more sustained and widespread. There have been demonstrations across the US - in all 50 states and DC - including in cities and rural communities that are predominantly white.
Edward Colston statue: Protesters tear down slave trader monument
(BBC News, 08/06/2020)
A slave trader's statue in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK.
It comes after largely peaceful demonstrations across the weekend saw some clashes with police.
On Sunday evening, police in central London issued a dispersal order for the City of Westminster compelling people to leave the area after skirmishes.