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EXPLAINER: The federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd death

Jan. 19, 2022 15:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's death face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection begins Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou...

Portland officer charged with assault for on-duty incident

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland police officer has been charged with assault for an incident that happened on duty last May, officials said Wednesday. Patrol officer Christopher Crout was issued a summons after an investigation into the incident on May 2, officials said. ...

Pope on prisons: No inmate should ever be deprived of hope

Jan. 19, 2022 08:46 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a plea on behalf of prison inmates Wednesday, saying they should never be deprived of hope and always be given the opportunity to redeem themselves. In remarks at his weekly public audience at the Vatican, Francis told the faithful that “we...

Gilbert police: Man accused of killing his female roommate

Jan. 19, 2022 00:31 AM EST

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his female roommate, according to Gilbert police. Police said 46-year-old Dwayne Toone was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder and being held on $1 million bond. It...

3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl

Jan. 18, 2022 19:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons in the direction of a crowd of people exiting a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring three people. ...

Do Minnesota cases show it's getting easier to convict cops?

Jan. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First, it was Mohamed Noor — convicted for shooting an unarmed woman who approached his police SUV. Then it was Derek Chauvin, found guilty of murder for using his knee to pin George Floyd to a Minneapolis street as he gasped for air. Last month, it was Kim Potter, guilty of...

Officer charged in girlfriend's death no longer employed

Jan. 13, 2022 13:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Huntsville police officer charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend from Georgia no longer works for the department, where he spent more than two years, the chief said Thursday. Colleagues of Officer David Michael McCoy,...

Portland, feds reach deal on excessive force compliance

Jan. 11, 2022 19:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland and the Oregon Department of Justice have reached agreement on changes that could bring the city back into compliance with a 2014 settlement meant to curb police use of excessive force. After a judge directed the parties to return to...

Judge in federal trial in Floyd death urges quick proceeding

Jan. 11, 2022 18:32 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The judge handling the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights urged attorneys Tuesday to “move the case along” to reduce chances that the proceeding will be disrupted by COVID-19. Jury...

American Indian Movement leader Clyde Bellecourt dies at 85

Jan. 11, 2022 17:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clyde Bellecourt, a leader in the Native American struggle for civil rights and a founder of the American Indian Movement, has died. He was 85. Bellecourt died Tuesday morning from cancer at his home in Minneapolis, Peggy Bellecourt, his wife, told the Star...