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Federal officers seek to block shooting trial in state court

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Virginia prosecutors can bring manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in 2017. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney...

Evidence in Chauvin case contradicted first police statement

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Moments after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, copies of the original Minneapolis police statement began recirculating on social media. It attributed Floyd's death to “medical distress” and made no mention that the Black...

Lawsuit less than a week after Honolulu police shooting

Apr. 22, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by Honolulu police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday alleging officers were motivated by racial discrimination. Lindani Myeni, 29, walked into a Honolulu home, sat down and took off his shoes last...

Suspect in fatal shooting of Chicago girl, 7, shot, captured

Apr. 22, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police exchanged gunfire with a suspect believed to be connected to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl as she sat in a car with her father in a McDonald’s drive-thru, authorities said Thursday. Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Barrett...

Video: California deputy shoots Black man within a minute

Apr. 22, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A white sheriff’s deputy in the San Francisco Bay Area shot and killed a Black man in the middle of a busy intersection about a minute after trying to stop him on suspicion of throwing rocks at cars last month, newly released video showed. Graphic...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Apr. 22, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin on...

Suit: Police tore Black librarian's shoulder in traffic stop

Apr. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia librarian says white officers used excessive force on the Black woman during a traffic stop in North Carolina, adding they pulled her from her car by her hair and tore her rotator cuff. The suit filed Wednesday...

Man pleads guilty to 'executing' California deputy

Apr. 22, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant in what prosecutors called an execution-style attack five years ago pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder. Trenton Lovell, 31, entered the plea for the 2016 killing of Sgt. Steve Owen,...

Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks wants his job back

Apr. 22, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta police officer’s attorney said Thursday that his client didn't get a chance to defend himself before he was fired for fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who had been running away from two white officers after he resisted arrest and fired a stun...

Colorado Springs police shoot man with military-style rifle

Apr. 22, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado Springs shot a man accused of accosting a customer at a gas station while armed with a military-style rifle. The Gazette reports police had been following the man Thursday morning after they spotted a license plate that...