Ex-cop’s lawyer wants prosecutor dropped from Floyd case

An attorney for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd wants the local prosecutor dropped from the case By The Associated Press August 6, 2020, 9:57 PM 2 min read MINNEAPOLIS — An attorney for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd wants the local […]

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Family of Black man killed by officer gets autopsy report

An autopsy report on a Black man fatally shot in May by an Indianapolis police officer has been released to the man’s family three months after his death and following his relatives’ repeated requests for the report By The Associated Press August 5, 2020, 5:34 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing

The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and interim police chief, saying his firing violated his constitutional rights and the city code By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press August 5, 2020, 1:35 PM 2 min read ATLANTA — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is […]

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Police: Chicago police officer shot, suspect in custody

Chicago’s police superintendent says a city police officer was shot and seriously wounded on the city’s West Side by a suspect who fired at officers from a third-floor window By The Associated Press August 5, 2020, 12:33 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was […]

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Vows to Speak Out on Security Issues

An Army officer who was a key witness during the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year and later retired after what he called a campaign of bullying and intimidation by the president and his allies, sharply criticized the administration on Saturday and said he would use his new civilian status to champion national security […]

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Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

After a third review failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley […]

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No Charges Against Ferguson Officer Who Killed Michael Brown

Six years after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a Black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., another investigation into the killing has come to the same conclusion as the first: The officer should not be charged. The officer, Darren Wilson, already had been cleared by a grand jury and a federal investigation months […]

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Alderman has plan to combat police suicides

Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th), the former Chicago Police officer now chairing the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety. | Sun-Times file Ald. Chris Taliaferro, chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee and a former police officer, said CPD should have at least one licensed clinical psychologist in each of its 22 districts and five […]

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Officer who shot protester with tear gas suspended 2 days

A police officer in western Michigan has been suspended two days without pay after a man protesting police brutality was struck with a tear gas canister By The Associated Press July 28, 2020, 6:40 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A police officer in western Michigan […]

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Video of Texas police shooting released by Austin officials

Austin police have released video of an officer fatally shooting an unarmed Texas man in April as he drove away By The Associated Press July 28, 2020, 12:55 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AUSTIN, Texas — Police in Austin, Texas, released video Monday of an officer fatally shooting an […]

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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

WASHINGTON — An Army National Guard officer who was called in to enforce the crackdown on protests in Lafayette Square last month will tell lawmakers that the demonstrators were peaceful and “subjected to an unprovoked escalation and excessive use of force,” according to written testimony made public on Monday. Maj. Adam DeMarco, an Iraq war […]

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Judge denies Oregon push to limit US agents during arrests

A U.S. judge on Friday denied an order sought by Oregon’s top law enforcement officer to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during nightly protests that have roiled Portland and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. Demonstrators in the progressive city have taken to the streets to oppose racial injustice since George […]

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Judge blocks release of New York police discipline records

A federal judge has halted the public release of police officer disciplinary records in New York, temporarily turning back a state transparency law enacted in the wake of George Floyd’s death By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press July 23, 2020, 6:47 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — […]

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Derek Chauvin Charged With Multiple Tax-Related Felonies in Minnesota

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, was charged with multiple tax-related felonies, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Mr. Chauvin and his wife, Kellie Chauvin, failed to file income tax returns and pay Minnesota income taxes, and underreported and underpaid income taxes, according to Washington County prosecutors. The investigation into six […]

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Ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death faces 9 tax evasion counts

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd now faces multiple felony counts of tax evasion By AMY FORLITI Associated Press July 22, 2020, 11:44 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death […]

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Lawsuit: Officer fired over McClain photo denied hearing

A suburban Denver police officer fired for his reaction to photos appearing to mock the death of a Black man who was stopped by police last year says he was denied a review hearing before he was terminated as required by city and police regulations By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America July 22, 2020, […]

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Ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death faces tax evasion counts

The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd was charged Wednesday with multiple felony counts of tax evasion. Derek Chauvin and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin, were each charged in Washington County with six counts of filing false or fraudulent tax returns for the tax years 2014 through 2019 […]

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Officers fatally shoot SUV passenger in Oklahoma City

Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a traffic stop, killing him, after they say the man pointed a gun at them By The Associated Press July 22, 2020, 4:46 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OKLAHOMA CITY — […]

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Three Decades After His Coup, Sudan’s Former Ruler Is Held to Account

CAIRO — Three decades ago, a little-known army officer named Omar Hassan al-Bashir seized power in Sudan, ushering in a long period of brutal rule that would push the sprawling African country into a series of destabilizing wars, cripple its economy and result in humiliating international isolation. Now Mr. al-Bashir is being called to account […]

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Manchester police probe vandalism of officer’s belongings with swastika

Police in Manchester, England, in hi-visibility jackets policing crowd control. An officer in England is suspected of vandalizing another officer’s belongings with a symbol of hate — a swastika. The targeted officer reported finding the Nazi insignia among his possessions on Sunday during a shift change, Greater Manchester Police said. MASS GRAVE OF NAZI SOLDIERS, INCLUDING […]

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Florida police: Man shot, wounded after attacking officer

Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded a 19-year-old Black man who had just attacked another officer By The Associated Press July 17, 2020, 11:47 PM 1 min read ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — A Florida police officer shot and wounded a 19-year-old Black man who had just attacked another officer, authorities said. Jaden […]

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Charges: Partner fired shot that killed suburban officer

Charging documents filed Friday in the fatal shooting of a suburban Seattle police officer say it was the officer’s partner, not the suspect, who fired the deadly shot. Prosecutors charged Henry Eugene Washington with aggravated first-degree murder in the death of rookie Bothell officer Jonathan Shoop. They said that Washington began firing into the driver’s […]

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Ex-New Mexico officer facing murder charge over chokehold

A former police officer in New Mexico has been charged with second-degree murder after authorities say he killed a Latino detainee he had placed in a chokehold By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press July 16, 2020, 10:56 PM 3 min read RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A former police officer in New Mexico was charged Thursday with […]

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