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Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

Jul. 26, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay...

Confusion besets new police reform laws in Washington state

Jul. 26, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday. But two months after Gov. Jay...

Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...

Black Denver residents talk police reform amid rise in crime

Jul. 24, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ask Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali how much policing he wants in his Northeast Park Hill neighborhood and he will say it depends. Ali doesn’t like when he hears stories of someone getting pulled over for something he considers frivolous. He doesn’t like when...

Lawsuit: Michigan Black man wrongfully detained during walk

Jul. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer, who is white, wrongfully detained him as he took an early morning walk along a commercial street. Brian Chaney, 48, said in...

Funeral held for bystander killed in police pursuit crash

Jul. 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends and family gathered at a Minneapolis church to honor the life of a man killed when a police squad car struck his vehicle while the officer was chasing a robbery suspect. A funeral for Leneal Frazier, 40, took place Monday at Shiloh Temple....

Derek Chauvin trial cost Hennepin County nearly $4M

Jul. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The weekslong trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin cost Minnesota’s Hennepin County about $3.7 million for employee salaries, courthouse security, victims' services for George Floyd's family and other expenses, according to county documents released...

Federal judge sets 2022 trial date in NYPD firebombing case

Jul. 16, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Friday set a March 2022 trial date for two Brooklyn lawyers charged with firebombing an empty police vehicle last year amid demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd. Plea negotiations have stalled between prosecutors and...

Vegas death after 2019 arrest draws Floyd family, lawyer

Jul. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of George Floyd’s family and their attorney said Thursday they support a federal excessive force, wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit filed this week in Nevada by relatives of a Black man who died in handcuffs after Las Vegas police chased him on a bicycle and...

Missouri governor OKs police chokehold, accountability bills

Jul. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed bills that would increase police accountability, limit the use of officer chokeholds and, critics say, shield police while ramping up penalties for protesters. One measure puts limits on investigations...