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Minnesota state police investigate officers in the death of George Floyd



Minnesota state police investigate officers in the death of George Floyd

State police conducting investigations in Minnesota are investigating the actions of former police officer Derek Chauvin and three other policemen charged in connection with the death of George Floyd, according to a new report.

Minnesota Standards and Peace Officers Standards – which license and set training standards for all officers in the state – said in court Tuesday that they would review the circumstances surrounding the Floyd murder, which had sparked international protests, Minneapolis-Star Tribune reports.

While all four police have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department, they are still licensed by Minnesota peace officers, according to the report.

The council has asked the Hennepin District Court for a copy of the criminal complaint against former policeman Derek Chauvin – arrested for harassing, a viral video pinning his knee to Floyd’s neck – which has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree murder, state filing.

The council also requested complaints against former Tou Thau officers, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, who were each accused of aiding and abetting a second degree murder.

In a statement obtained by the Star-Tribune, the council said that Chauvin’s actions did not reflect any training received by officers.

“The video is disturbing and disturbing and it is the Council’s position that the sanctity of life must be a guiding principle for all law enforcement officials,” the council said.

Erik Misselt, the temporary executive director of the board, said CNN – without discussing any special cases – that officers who violate police standards can face a number of punishment options, including the suspension or revocation of their law enforcement permits.

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In addition to state criminal investigations, the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigates Minneapolis Police Department records – dating from a decade – to determine whether the evidence shows that the department has an unfair minority targeting pattern, CNN reported.

Prosecutors admitted Wednesday that Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 7 minutes, 46 seconds – not 8:46 which has become a symbol of police brutality – but said the one-minute mistake would not have an impact on criminal cases against the four people. the officer.

“Technical issues of this kind can be dealt with in future amending criminal complaints if other reasons require amendments to complaints between now and any trial,” Hennepin District Attorney’s office Mike Freeman said in a statement.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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