Kurtis Lee is a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He writes news features, narratives and profiles on an array of topics — race, criminal justice, immigration, income inequality, the 2nd Amendment. Lee has filed reports from the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and chronicled Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency. Prior to joining The Times in August 2014, Lee worked at the Denver Post where he covered state and national politics. He’s also reported from the scenes of destructive wildfires and mass shootings and was a member of the Post staff that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater shooting. He’s a graduate of Temple University.
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Minneapolis and the U.S. celebrate the Derek Chauvin verdict. The city has become a metaphor for what’s next in the movement for racial justice.
The landmark case has riveted a nation wrestling with the issues of police brutality and racial injustice it raised.
Attorneys in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd made closing arguments Monday before the case went to the jury.
It’s a club no one wants to join. These Black families have lost loved ones to police brutality. The Chauvin trial could bring justice.
Minnesota prosecutors charged Kim Potter, who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, with second-degree manslaughter. She was released on $100,000 bail.
The shooting of Daunte Wright yet again ignited tensions in the Minneapolis area.
Do cities defund departments and invest elsewhere, or should the status quo remain? The outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial could be decisive.
Residents and community activists of Brooklyn Center, a suburb north of Minneapolis, call for justice in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.
A forensic pathologist says George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen that damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, bolstering prior testimony.
The Minneapolis police chief was less emotional than many other witnesses in the George Floyd trial. But his point was the same: Derek Chauvin used excessive force.