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Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week's looting

Aug. 13, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's state’s attorney’s office on Thursday announced 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said among the charges filed include one...

Man charged with killing 41-year-old in New Bedford

Aug. 13, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been charged with killing a 41-year-old man in New Bedford, prosecutors said Thursday. Jonovan Gonzalez of New Bedford was arrested Wednesday evening and faces charges including murder and carrying an illegal firearm, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas...

Police: 2-year-old shot, critically hurt in Brooklyn Park

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — A 2-year-old child is in critical condition after being shot at a Brooklyn Park apartment, police said. A 911 caller reported the shooting just after 7 a.m. Thursday. Officers found the child and started providing first aid and CPR. The 2-year-old was taken to a hospital, where...

Arrest made in boy's death that sparked federal task force

Aug. 13, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, boy whose killing sparked a federal anti-crime task force that has sent hundreds of federal agents to several cities to fight violent crime. Ryson Ellis, 22, of Kansas City, was charged Thursday with...

2 arrested, 2 charged in double homicide at burning house

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Akron have charged four people in connection to the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burning house last month. Steven Hayes, 20, and Kianna Buckley, 42, were arrested on Wednesday and face charges related to the murders of Justin Lee Walker and Melinda...

FILE - This June 29, 2018 video image from a police officer's body cam and provided by Portland State University, shows Jason Washington after he was shot and killed by university police officers in Portland, Ore. Portland State University said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, it will disarm its campus police force more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight. (Portland State University via AP, file)

Portland State disarms campus police after Black man's death

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus. The announcement came as Oregon's largest city approaches 80 days of...

Weapons charge after accidental shooting at Kansas City Zoo

Aug. 13, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who accidentally shot a man to death in the parking lot of the Kansas City Zoo has been charged with illegally possessing a weapon. Anthony Meneses, 27, was arrested Thursday after being charged earlier this week with being a felon in possession of a firearm,...

State Rep. Carolyn Jackson, D-Hammond, speaks during an Indiana Black Legislative Caucus news conference, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Caucus members called for state lawmakers to increase accountability and transparency for police officers as part of a wide-ranging package of criminal justice reform proposals that they plan to push during next year's legislative session. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana Black Caucus pushes for more police accountability

Aug. 13, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus called Thursday for state lawmakers to increase accountability and transparency for the state’s police officers. Caucus members released a wide-ranging package of criminal justice reform proposals that they plan to push for during next...

Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff with police that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia early Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer, was held for trial Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man charged in cops shooting ordered to trial on more counts

Aug. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff last summer was held for trial Thursday on a third set of charges stemming from the incident. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Municipal Court Judge Karen Y. Simmons held Maurice Hill for...

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. on  Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Palmer said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Aug. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Breonna Taylor's mother said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged. But it's hard, she said, when every day feels like the day her daughter died. Tamika Palmer appeared with civil...