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Decision expected on charges for cop who shot Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Expert: Ex-cop justified in pinning George Floyd to pavement

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense for a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death challenged the heart of the case against the officer, calling a use-of-force expert who testified that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd and said it might have gone easier if the Black man...

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist's death

Apr. 13, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights...

Dozens gather in Chicago to protest killing of Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people marched around downtown Chicago on Tuesday to express solidarity with the family of Daunte Wright, a Minnesota man fatally shot by police officer during a traffic stop. The protesters carried signs and chanted the names of Wright, George...

Durant, Nets top Wolves 127-97 in makeup game after shooting

Apr. 13, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The show in Minnesota went on, the day after raw emotion from a fatal police shooting of a local Black man was too strong to play. Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets made quick work of the Timberwolves, even if focus was harder to come by than usual....

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Apr. 13, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department. ...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

EXPLAINER: Why is 'excited delirium' cited at Chauvin trial?

Apr. 13, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in George Floyd ’s death revisited the disputed concept of excited delirium Tuesday in an effort to show that the force Derek Chauvin used was objectively reasonable given Floyd's resistance. ...