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Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

Release of body camera videos varies - from hours to months

Apr. 22, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In Columbus, Ohio, it took five hours. In North Carolina, it requires a court order. In New York City, police can wait up to a month — sometimes longer. As the U.S. debates the future of policing, the policies that govern the release of body...

EXPLAINER: Training limits officer's choice for deadly force

Apr. 22, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The second-guessing of a Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl Tuesday as she swung a knife toward another girl began just seconds after the last shot, as bystanders demanded to know why the officer had fired his gun. It continued on social...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Police kill Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who attacked 2 with knife

Apr. 21, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Body camera footage from other officers released Wednesday in the fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager who charged at two people with a knife, showed a chaotic scene that happened within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd’s killing and...

Arctic in April: Records fall with snow across Ohio

Apr. 21, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Along with the snow in Ohio, some records have fallen as the state got some arctic weather in April. Toledo saw its largest late-season snowfall Tuesday, recording 5 inches (13 centimeters). Temperatures early Thursday are expected to dip into the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 21, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 20 The Greenwood Commonwealth on baseball and the pandemic: Baseball is a game in which coaches and managers are taught that if they want to increase...

Columbus police officer fatally shoots girl swinging knife

Apr. 21, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police shot and killed a teenage girl who swung at two other people with a knife Tuesday, according to bodycam footage from the officer who fired the shots just minutes before the verdict in George Floyd’s killing was read. Officials...

Ohio's lieutenant governor meets with neighbors over tweet

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor promised a group of Asian American neighbors during a weekend meeting that he would use his public platform to speak out against unwarranted violence facing their community, though he failed to apologize for the divisive tweet that prompted...