The attorneys representing George Floyd's family and Hennepin County officials have released competing autopsy results, agreeing that the death is a homicide but disagreeing over the cause. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video pinning his knee on Floyd's neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Gov. Tim Walz talked of pulling back a portion of more than 7,000 National Guard members that had been called in to help quell violence in the metro area. Hours were reduced on a Twin Cities curfew, and officials planned to leave freeways open.
State health officials say such mass gatherings could be breeding grounds for COVID-19, though outdoor air could lessen the risk.
Hours after President Donald Trump posed with a Bible and vowed to deploy the military to "dominate the streets," American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction, overshadowing peaceful protests demanding justice after generations of racism.
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