Defense attorney and CNN analyst Midwin Charles dies, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms moves to mitigate impact of Georgia voter restrictions, T.I. & Tiny respond to new accusers, and more in The Daily Rundown.
Defense Attorney And CNN Legal Analyst, Midwin Charles, Dies At 47
Defense attorney and legal analyst, Midwin Charles, has died.
“It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles,” Charles' family said in a statement posted to her Twitter account Tuesday. “She was known to many as a legal commentator on television, but to us, she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and cousin. Our lives are forever changed and we will miss her for a lifetime. The family thanks you in advance for your love and prayers. Please allow the family time to grieve.”
Charles was 47 years old. The highly accomplished lawyer worked as an analyst for CNN and MSNBC. No cause of death has been revealed.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Executive Order To Mitigate Impact Of Georgia's New Voting Restrictions
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order Tuesday directing Atlanta's chief equity officer to execute "a series of actions to mitigate the impact" of Georgia's newly issued voter restriction bill, CNN reports. The actions covered by the executive order will not change the new voting restrictions as Mayor Bottoms can't change state law. The actions will, however, serve to educate voters about the new restrictions as well as how to obtain required identification.
T.I. & Tiny Respond To New Sexual Assault Accusers
T.I. and Tiny's attorney, Steve Sadow, is responding to the three additional accusers who allege that they were drugged, sexually assaulted, and trafficked by the couple.
“The Harrises are still waiting for the accusers to reveal themselves publicly,” Sadow told Billboard. “By continuing to hide behind anonymous allegations, the unnamed accusers effectively render themselves not credible and unworthy of belief. We say: Let the light shine on their identities so we can go about disproving these scurrilous accusations.”
Netflix Reportedly Acquires Kanye West Documentary For $30 Million
A Kanye West documentary with footage that dates back as far as 1998, has reportedly been purchased by Netflix for $30 million, according to Billboard. Neither Netflix nor West have commented on the report.
Police Expert Testifies Derek Chauvin Never Took Knee Off Of George Floyd's Neck
Law enforcement expert Jody Stiger told jurors Wednesday that based on his review of arrest footage, Derek Chauvin kept his knee on George Floyd's neck from the time that officers put Floyd on the ground all the way until paramedics arrived - 9 1/2 minutes later," the Associated Press reports. Stiger is a Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant who is serving as a prosecution witness. Prosecutor Steve Schleicher showed jurors five different images taken from video footage of the arrest. Stiger went through the images and explained that in each one, it appears that Chauvin's knee remained on Floyd's neck.