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NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Oct. 26, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed...

Former police officer acquitted on sex assault allegations

Oct. 25, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer accused of using his badge to sexually assault eight women while on duty has been acquitted on all counts. Robert Collins, 55, of Wright Township, had retired last year after a dozen years as a Wilkes-Barre officer. He was facing 36...

Police officer charged with lying about off-duty fight

Oct. 24, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been indicted on a charge that he lied to his superiors about an off-duty fight with the father of his girlfriend's child. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office charged Officer Troy Anthony with misconduct, making a false statement to a law...

Cop accused of driving into vandalism suspect at protest

Oct. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted a now-retired Portland police officer on official misconduct and other charges related to an incident during a protest against police brutality. Scott Groshong was charged this week with three counts of first-degree official misconduct, three...

Police officers stop and search a bus carrying passengers around Lekki toll gate in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria's streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least 12 peaceful demonstrators earlier this week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces dead in unrest

Oct. 23, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 51 civilians have been killed in Nigeria's unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, the president said Friday, blaming “hooliganism” for the violence while asserting that security forces have used “extreme restraint.”...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police arrest a person, during a Black Lives Matter march and protest near Seattle Central College in Seattle. The Office of Police Accountability, an independent agency tasked with investigating police misconduct, said on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, that in other incidents than the one pictured here, a Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests

Oct. 23, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force, an independent agency tasked...

Baltimore SWAT officer charged with child sex abuse

Oct. 23, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Police SWAT team officer was charged with child sex abuse in Harford County, according to court records. Donald P. Hildebrandt, 50, was charged this week with four counts, including sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, The Baltimore Sun...

Rhonda Herring poses for a photo wearing a shirt with a picture of her slain son Brandon Herring,  in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Herring's son was killed in Kansas City in 2017, and found in a creek bed. Herring says she knows who killed him and has experienced threatening behavior by them, including men shooting by her home. She is very dissatisfied with the way police have handled the case. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Kansas City residents: Lack of trust in police drives crime

Oct. 23, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barbara J.K. Johnson was still in her Easter clothes when she ran out to her yard where a 14-year-old neighborhood boy lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He was dead by the time police arrived. Such things happen too often on South Benton Avenue in Kansas City, where...

People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Oct. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but without making any mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage. The military opened...

Officer is charged with injuring protesters with his baton

Oct. 22, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former transit police sergeant accused of hitting two protesters with his baton became on Thursday the third Philadelphia officer to be charged with assault and related offenses stemming from demonstrations against police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis....