Little Rock chief sues officers’ union claiming conspiracy

Little Rock’s police chief is suing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of a conspiracy aimed at forcing him out of his job By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press September 30, 2020, 10:51 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little […]

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Lightfoot declares impasse, goes her own way on civilian police review

Mayor Lori Lightfoot greets police officers before a press conference at the 10th District Police Station in Lawndale in August. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Desmon Yancy of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability accused the mayor of reneging on a pivotal campaign promise: “Here’s a mayor who ran on transformation, ran on doing things different. And […]

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Portland asks US to rescind deputization of city police

The mayor of Portland has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers in Oregon’s largest city as part of the response to ongoing protests in the city By The Associated Press September 30, 2020, 4:50 PM • 3 min read The mayor of Portland has asked U.S. […]

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California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman’s head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters with the intent to kill the woman and also seriously injured a man […]

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Charge dropped against woman dragged out of car by CPD officers outside Brickyard Mall

Mia Wright, who said a police officer grabbed her out of her car by her hair and knelt on her neck outside Brickyard Mall, attends a press conference near 314 N. Loomis St. on Tuesday. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The Cook County state’s attorney’s office is still investigating the officers for potential charges. A misdemeanor charge […]

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With 3 months left in 2020, Memphis sets homicide record

Police say the city of Memphis, Tennessee, has already broken its record for killings in a calendar year with 230, even though there are still about three months left in 2020 By The Associated Press September 29, 2020, 8:43 PM • 2 min read MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The city of Memphis, Tennessee, has already broken […]

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Protesters clash with police in Portland, hurling rocks; 24 arrested

Protesters and Portland police have clashed again in Oregon’s largest city and officials say 24 people were arrested By The Associated Press September 29, 2020, 12:57 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORLAND, Ore. — Protesters and Portland police clashed again in Oregon’s largest city late Monday, with demonstrators […]

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Minneapolis police investigating alleged ballot harvesting scheme by Omar associates

The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating claims by right-wing activist group Project Veritas that individuals tied to Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., engaged in illegal ballot harvesting before the election. “We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements,” a department statement read on Monday. “No further information is available at this time […]

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Man killed in dispute over line at Michigan haunted house

Police say a dispute over cutting in line led to a fatal shooting outside a popular haunted house in southeastern Michigan By The Associated Press September 28, 2020, 11:19 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PONTIAC, Mich. — A dispute over cutting in line led to a fatal shooting […]

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Body cam footage shows Trump campaign aide Brad Parscale being tackled, detained by police

Police released bodycam footage on Monday of an incident involving President Trump’s former campaigner manager Brad Parscale, where he was taken to the hospital by law enforcement after allegedly threatening to harm himself. The video shows police tackle a shirtless Parscale to the ground and place handcuffs on him after he emerged from his home, as […]

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10 guns confiscated from Trump aide Parscale’s home after call from wife: police

Police officers confiscated 10 guns from former Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale’s home on Sunday after a neighbor called police following an argument between Parscale and his wife, according to police reports. Parscale was taken to a Florida hospital on Sunday by Fort Lauderdale police after a brief but tense standoff in which he barricaded himself in his […]

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Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Police say a mother has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago’s West Side over the weekend By The Associated Press September 28, 2020, 5:06 PM • 1 min read CHICAGO — A mother has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on […]

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Authorities: Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested By The Associated Press September 27, 2020, 11:51 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man […]

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Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests

ALBUQUERQUE — While protests over police violence against African-Americans spread from one city to the next in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in May, the missive scrawled in red paint on the New Mexico History Museum reached further back in time: “1680 Land Back.” The graffiti invoked another rebellious juncture in what is now […]

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Man takes officer’s gun, opens fire inside LA police station

A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered minor injuries in an altercation inside a police station with a man who wrestled away the officer’s gun, fired it and then ran when another officer shot at him By The Associated Press September 27, 2020, 6:10 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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With anger at police high, officers face greater danger

CHICAGO — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two weeks […]

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Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes

A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home. The 67-year-old white woman, who has been selling homemade cookie-decorating kits online since March, decided to offer one with a Black Lives Matter theme. The […]

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Portand, Oregon, police detain people at downtown rally

Portland police Saturday night detained anti-police brutality protesters who had gathered downtown. Shortly after 9 p.m., officers tackled protesters and detained them as the crowd of several hundred people yelled at them. Police told protesters to move back and get out of the street as they made the arrests. Protesters chanted: “No good cops in […]

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Portand, Oregon, police make arrests at downtown rally

Portland police Saturday night arrested anti-police brutality protesters who had gathered downtown By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SALLY HO Associated Press September 27, 2020, 4:54 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PORTLAND — Portland police Saturday night arrested anti-police brutality protesters who had gathered downtown. Shortly after 9 p.m., video […]

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Breonna Taylor protests continue as Louisville under curfew

Police maintained barricades and plans for a nighttime curfew as Louisville prepared Saturday for a fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge the officers who shot Breonna Taylor. Early Saturday evening, some protesters were gathering at a downtown park, known as “Injustice Square,” which has hosted demonstrations for more than 120 […]

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Canadian Police Charge Man With Faking Terrorist Activity

OTTAWA — The police in Canada have arrested a Toronto-area man who asserted he was an ISIS executioner, accusing him of perpetrating a hoax that he was involved in terrorist activities. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the man, Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, “claimed he traveled to Syria in 2016 to join the terrorist group ISIS […]

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