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Records: Ohio prison guards disciplined before inmate death

Sep. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three of the Ohio prison guards involved in the February death of inmate Michael McDaniel were previously disciplined for excessive use of force or not intervening when inmates were in danger or guards used unjustified force, records show. The...

7 Ohio prison employees removed after Black inmate's death

Aug. 27, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's correctional agency terminated seven employees Friday after officials say prison guards used excessive and unjustified force against a Black inmate before he died in custody in February. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction...

Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters' records

Jul. 19, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy. The new policy largely codifies the...

Colorado police officer re-certified despite guilty plea

Jul. 19, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Jon Geiger’s criminal conviction in an excessive force case was supposed to prevent him from ever again working as a police officer in Colorado. When the former Georgetown officer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment in 2018 — a conviction that triggers an...

Parts of sweeping new Georgia election law debated in court

Jul. 01, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Voting integrity activists argue that several parts of Georgia's new election law criminalize normal election observation activities, while the state asserts that those provisions reinforce previous protections and are necessary for election integrity. ...