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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks at a news conference, in Atlanta. Howard has run unopposed for two decades. But he came in second in the June Democratic primary and faces a tough runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff

Aug. 7, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s most populous county is fighting to keep his job. After two decades of running unopposed, Fulton County District...

Portland City Council OKs independent police oversight board

Jul. 30, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday in support of an independent commission to oversee misconduct investigations of Portland police officers. The measure advanced by City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty would set up a commission of undetermined size, give it broad...

FILE- In this June 8, 2020 file photo, a protester holds a sign outside Queens County Criminal Court calling for the repeal of section 50-a, a law prohibiting the public release of police officer disciplinary records. On Wednesday, July 22 2020, Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted a temporary restraining order barring police departments and other entities in the state from disclosing discipline records until at least Aug. 18, when she'll hear arguments in a union lawsuit challenging their release. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Judge blocks release of New York police discipline records

Jul. 23, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has halted the public release of police officer disciplinary records in New York, temporarily turning back a state transparency reform enacted in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted a temporary restraining order late Wednesday...

FILE- In this file photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media in front of security officers standing guard at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption office in Moscow, Russia. Police raids the offices of Alexei Navalny's Foundation for Fighting Corruption in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 17, 2020. Opposition leader Navalny sees the move as politically motivated.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russian police raid opposition leader Navalny's office, home

Jul. 17, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Friday raided the offices of Foundation for Fighting Corruption, an organization founded by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, reportedly in connection to a slander case opened against him. Last month, Russia's Investigative Committee launched a probe into Navalny...

A security officer talks on his mobile phone at the sentencing hearing of the two police officers, Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette who are accused of attacking Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta,Indonesia Thursday, July 16, 2020. At the hearing that was held virtually as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, the court sentenced Mahulette to two years and Bugis to 18 months in prison for attacking Baswedan with acid in 2017 that badly damaged his eyes. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia jails 2 police in acid attack on graft official

Jul. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced two elite police officers to 18 months and two years in prison for attacking a senior anti-corruption investigator with acid, in a verdict slammed by rights groups and anti-graft activists. Novel Baswedan, a leading investigator at the...

Nevada court considering Wynn defamation claim against AP

Jul. 6, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court was asked Monday to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. In oral arguments, a lawyer for...

Pandemic probe: Brazilian governor targeted in police raid

Jun. 30, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying

US police registry would fail without changes in states

Jun. 26, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, New York City police officer David Afanador leaves state court in New York following his arraignment. Afanador, 39, was arrested Thursday, June 25, 2020, on charges of strangulation and attempted strangulation over an altercation last weekend on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. The confrontation on the boardwalk came after weeks of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NYPD officer charged in swift test of state’s chokehold ban

Jun. 25, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Moving swiftly amid a global furor over police misconduct, New York City prosecutors on Thursday filed criminal charges against a police officer caught on video putting a Black man in what they said was a banned chokehold, causing him to appear to lose consciousness. Officer David Afanador...

Ex-officer facing charges for kneeling on Black woman's neck

Jun. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was charged Thursday with battery and misconduct for allegedly kneeling on a Black woman's neck outside a Miami-area strip club months ago. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a news release that former Miami Gardens police officer...