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Today in History

May. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 1, the 121st day of 2021. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S....

Floyd verdict won't remove blocks to police accountability

Apr. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case felt like a watershed moment to many Americans. President Biden called the verdicts a “giant step toward justice.” But pervasive legal roadblocks to police accountability remain firmly in place. Most police officers...

Today in History

Apr. 27, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 27, the 117th day of 2021. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 1978, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside...

Maryland reviews ex-official's work after Chauvin testimony

Apr. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials said they will review all in-custody death reports during the tenure of the state's former chief medical examiner after he testified that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was not responsible for George Floyd's death. ...

A look at high-profile cases over killings by US police

Apr. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in George Floyd's death after pressing his knee into Floyd's neck as he cried out: “I can't breathe.” The defense argued that Chauvin, a white...

Today in History

Apr. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 19, the 109th day of 2021. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma...

Garland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees

Apr. 16, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday rescinded a Trump-era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees that federal prosecutors have used in sweeping investigations of police departments. Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys...

Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

Apr. 10, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust. One of the measures repeals job...

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Apr. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed...

Maryland lawmakers approve package of police reform measures

Apr. 07, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday, including repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability. Lawmakers approved a new statewide use-of-force policy,...