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People leave flowers at a makeshift memorial, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where George Floyd, a black man who was taken into police custody on Monday and later died. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

May. 27, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said...

University police chief tapped for missing persons post

May. 27, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Cherokee Nation citizen who is a veteran law enforcement officer was selected to serve as Oklahoma’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator, Oklahoma's three U.S. attorneys announced in a joint statement on Wednesday. Patti Buhl is a 25-year law enforcement...

Sheriff's recruit dies during physical training

May. 27, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A recruit with a Massachusetts sheriff's department has died unexpectedly during physical fitness exercises, authorities said Wednesday. Anish Khalifa, 29, of Woburn, died Tuesday while training at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger...

Father, daughter state legislators report receiving threats

May. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Politicians from both political parties are condemning threats of harm made against the Ohio House Minority leader and her father, a state senator. State Rep. Emilia Sykes, a Democrat from Akron, told Akron police she received the threatening call this past weekend. Her father is state...

People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 27, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

Ex-Indiana police officer pleads guilty to keeping evidence

May. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

PAOLI, Ind. (AP) — A former southern Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to keeping methamphetamine and other police evidence that was supposed to have been placed in the department's evidence room. Tyler Phillips pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of criminal conversion, a misdemeanor, in Orange...

2 more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

May. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to the freedom of religion and assembly. The Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass and the Church of God of...

Police say man dead after apparent shootout in Thornton

May. 27, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man died after an apparent shootout with police officers outside a city building in suburban Denver late Tuesday, police said. The shooting happened after Thornton police said an officer found a suspicious man in a parking lot at the Infrastructure Maintenance Center at around 11...

Lansing police fatally shoot man after he fired on officers

May. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was fatally shot overnight by Lansing police after he exchanged gunfire with officers, wounding one of them as they were responding to a reported domestic assault, police said. The officer struck by gunfire during Tuesday night's shooting was taken to a local...

Saudi police: 6 killed in shootout dispute between families

May. 27, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A shootout in a southwestern province in Saudi Arabia that local reports say was sparked by a dispute between two families has killed six people, a police spokesman said Wednesday. According to the spokesman, Lt. Col. Zayed al-Dabbash, three others were wounded in the violence...