Brandt Williams

criminal justice and public safety correspondent, Minnesota Public Radio News

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Today wraps up the first week of testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more…

Derek Chauvin trial week 1 takeaways: An emotional witness stand and new footage

Today wraps up the first week of testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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City Hall has an “addiction to punishment” and members of the City Council rushed to judgment when they suspended Mark Ridley-Thomas, says Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

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Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Tim Carney talk about Kyrsten Sinema’s political ideology (or lack thereof) and whether the child care and climate proposals in the Democrats’ spending bill…

from Left, Right & Center

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the unusual indictment of Michael Sussman and the unusual memo from Trump lawyer John Eastman about Mike Pence and Donald Trump.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

The state is still ironing out its pot policies and working on marijuana’s legal structure. Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about the latest effects of Prop 64.

from KCRW Features

Mayor Eric Garcetti debuted the city’s Indigenous LAnd Initiative today in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Following the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants from the U.S.-Mexico, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.

from Greater LA

Will LA’s ban hold up in court? Loyola Law Professor Jessica Levinson says yes — for now.

from KCRW Features

Law professor Carissa Byrne Hessick joins Josh Barro and Ken White on the show to discuss plea bargains and the justice system.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers