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Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

3 Honolulu police officers charged in killing of 16-year-old

Jun. 15, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A policeman has been charged with murder and two officers charged with attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Honolulu prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges come after a grand jury last week declined to indict the...

Prosecutor moves to drop protest cases with gang charges

Jun. 11, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to permanently dismiss charges against more than a dozen people accused of crimes that included assisting or participating in a criminal street gang after being arrested at a protest against police brutality in Phoenix. Maricopa...

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to...

$350,000 settlement offered in police takedown of wrong man

Jun. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials of a Georgia city have offered a $350,000 legal settlement to a Black man injured last year when a police officer violently slammed him in the ground, later saying he mistakenly believed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant. The...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin's lawyer asks to probe alleged jury bias

Jun. 10, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict" by investigating potential juror misconduct. Eric Nelson's...

California officer charged with assaulting homeless people

Jun. 10, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police officer has been charged with threatening and striking homeless people while on duty in two separate incidents last year, prosecutors said. Kevin Dinh, a 12-year-veteran of the Garden Grove Police Department, has...

Human rights ombudsman says 58 killed in Colombia protests

Jun. 07, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fifty-eight people have been killed during anti-government protests that began in Colombia five weeks ago and have also led to roadblocks and clashes with police, the country’s human rights ombudsman said Monday. In a report presented to the...

Feds oppose delaying Muncie officers' excessive force trial

Jun. 06, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are objecting to an effort by four Muncie police officers to delay their trial on allegations they used excessive force during arrests or tried to cover up that misconduct. The officers are set to stand trial in U.S. District...

Today in History

Jun. 06, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 6, the 157th day of 2021. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France,...