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Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9 PM

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This is the first in a month-long series of Monday night specials focusing on racial justice on 88.1 WVPE.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on racial profiling and policing following the killing of George Floyd. The hearings follow congressional Democrats unveiling legislation that would amount to major reforms for the nation’s police departments.

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Protesters continue to march against police violence in cities across Indiana. Indianapolis and Fort Wayne’s protests over the weekend resulted in police confrontation and vandalism. South Bend’s protest went largely without police intervention. 

BREAKING NEWS: Murder Charge Upgraded In Floyd Case, 3 Other Cops Charged

Jun 3, 2020
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers. Bystander video showing Floyd's May 25 death has sparked violent protests nationwide and around the world. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired May 26 and initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers were also fired but weren't immediately charged.