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Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. ...

What to expect in closings for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death

Apr. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, prosecutors at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd played and replayed video, supplementing the bystander video that shocked the world with multiple other angles of Floyd’s arrest. And over and over, Derek...

Chauvin skips testifying as trial in Floyd death nears end

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin 's trial in George Floyd's death will be in a jury's hands by early next week, after his brief defense wrapped up with Chauvin passing on a chance to take the stand and tell the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Photo shows Biden...

Wright's family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop

Apr. 15, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot him, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white...

Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

Apr. 15, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin chose not to take the stand as testimony at his murder trial ended Thursday, passing up the chance to explain to the jury and the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck. ...

EXPLAINER: Here's why Derek Chauvin won't testify at trial

Apr. 15, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death said Thursday that he won’t testify in his own defense, invoking his right to remain silent and leave the burden of proof on the state. It was a high-stakes...

Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

Apr. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A few years ago, Daunte Wright was talking to a high school mentor about what to do if he was pulled over by police. “Make sure your hands are on top of the steering wheel, don’t reach for anything,” Jonathan Mason told him, given the long...

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. ...