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Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

Nov. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When attorneys sift through potential jurors for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they’ll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black...

For cop who shot Daunte Wright, will 'wrong gun' plea work?

Nov. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I grabbed the wrong (expletive) gun,” Kim Potter said. “I’m going to go to prison.” ...

$4.9M payout to family of man shot 9 times by California cop

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who was shot nine times by a police officer in a wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has received a $4.9 million settlement from the town and county where the officer worked, nearly three years after the 2018 fatal shooting, the...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...

California governor rejects decriminalizing jaywalking

Oct. 08, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected an effort to decriminalize jaywalking, despite supporters framing the issue as a social justice reform. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting said the crime is arbitrarily enforced, most often against...

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

Sep. 17, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district attorney announced Friday. ...