George Floyd protests

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More than six months after Balin Brake sued the City of Fort Wayne and police over the loss of his right eye during last summer’s protests, attorneys for the city and officer involved have filed a response in the case.

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Following a little more than eight months of committee meetings, Fort Wayne’s Commission on Police Reform and Racial Justice submitted its recommendations to Mayor Tom Henry Tuesday morning.

Updated March 9, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET

Jury selection in the highly anticipated trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began in district court on Tuesday, even as the judge in the case awaits higher courts' rulings that could halt the proceedings. Chauvin faces charges in the killing of George Floyd last Memorial Day.

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Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill postponed the start of Derek Chauvin's trial in the killing of George Floyd on Monday, after an appeals court ordered him to reconsider his original decision to dismiss a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer. The decision came as a pool of potential jurors waited to start the selection process.


Fort Wayne creative DJ E-Clyps has gained national attention for his photo documentation of the local George Floyd protests last summer, which is currently on display at Artlink.

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Goshen, Indiana, is a little blue dot in a mostly red, rural county. Its Main Street is a simple two-lane street, but gets a lot of traffic being one of the most direct ways in and out of town. 

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A 21-year-old Fort Wayne man sued the City of Fort Wayne and an unknown police officer for an injury he sustained during the May protests that cost him his eye.

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Central Indiana labor leaders and elected officials say they’re working on a number of issues, including the state’s gender pay gap and support for the federal HEROES Act. They discussed the issues Thursday night as part of a Labor Day Town Hall.

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Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards announced Monday that 45 of the more than 100 charges filed after weekends of violent protests in Fort Wayne will be dismissed.

The decision comes after more than 500 hours of video review by a diverse cross-section of Richards’ staff in the weeks since the protests.

Fort Wayne became one of many communities around the world embroiled in protests against racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

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Fort Wayne City Council will discuss the purchase and potential requirement of body cameras for the city’s police department during its meeting Tuesday.