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Judge orders partial release of video in man's jail death

Jul. 31, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two videos showing a jailed North Carolina man restrained in what reports described as a “hog-tie" position before his death last year should be released publicly, a judge ruled Friday. Forsyth County Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne said in a five-page ruling that...

3 North Carolina police officers fired over racist rants

Jun. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action...

FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, a statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson stands outside an entrance to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was removed from in front of the team's stadium, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Statue of ex-Panthers owner removed from outside stadium

Jun. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who was accused in 2017 of making sexually suggestive comments to women and a racial slur directed at a black team scout, was lifted from its pedestal outside the team's stadium and taken away Wednesday. “We were...

A demonstrator climbs on a car and holds a sign Sunday June, 7, 2020 in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, during a protest over the death of George Floyd who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Police show less force as peaceful protests push reform

Jun. 7, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

Police around the U.S. took a less aggressive stance and even sometimes joined protesters demanding a reckoning with institutional racism, as leaders in the city at the center of the latest call for police reforms pushed Sunday to dismantle its department. Two weeks after George Floyd, a black unemployed bouncer,...

A group of protesters take a knee while marching in lower Manhattan, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in New York. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Massive, peaceful protests across US demand police reform

Jun. 7, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality filled some of the nation’s most famous cityscapes Saturday, with tens of thousands of people marching peacefully in scenes that were more often festive than tense. Wearing masks and urging fundamental change, protesters...