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Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'

Oct. 1, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated...

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

Wisconsin DOJ releases Kenosha officers' training records

Sep. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday released the training records for the three Kenosha police officers involved in last month's shooting of Jacob Blake, which sparked several nights of unrest. Officers Ryan Sheskey, Brittany Meronek and Vincent Arenas responded to a...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks during a news conference in St. Louis. A federal judge has blasted Gardner's legal claims she was the victim of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office in tossing out her federal civil rights lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Judge drops suit alleging racist efforts to oust prosecutor

Sep. 30, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out a federal rights lawsuit filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and blasted her claims that she was the victim of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her from office. Gardner, the city’s elected prosecutor, claimed in the suit that...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders, foreground center,  gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Palantir Technologies, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shares of data-mining company Palantir jumped 47% to $10.67 on their first day of trading. The company was born 17 years ago with the help of CIA seed money. Palantir isn't selling new shares to raise money. Instead, it's listing existing shares for public trading. (NYSE Photo/Courtney Crow via AP)

Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

Sep. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year's debut of Slack and Uber. Never profitable and dogged by ethical objections for assisting in the...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Man charged in racist vandalism of suburban Detroit home

Sep. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Wednesday. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said at a news...

Police say a white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after firing shots at Black family's Detroit-area home

Sep. 30, 2020 2:20 PM EDT
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after firing shots at Black family's Detroit-area home.
This undated booking photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney shows Tatiana Turner, the attempted murder defendant who drove into counterprotesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Turner, the organizer of a Southern California rally against racism, was charged with attempted murder Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors said Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters with the intent to kill a woman, whose head she drove over, and seriously injured another man who broke a leg. ( Orange County District Attorney via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

Sep. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters...

This undated photo provided by Larry Arbuckle shows his daughter Debra, at his Andover, Kan,. home. A lawsuit says Arbuckle who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after refusing to pull over was unarmed and posed no danger to him or the public. The court filing Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, paints a different picture to that recounted by authorities following the fatal shooting in Wichita of 51-year-old Arbuckle by Sedgwick County Deputy Kaleb Dailey on Dec. 30, 2019. (Larry Arbuckle via AP)

Lawsuit: Kansas woman posed no danger when deputy killed her

Sep. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after refusing to pull over was unarmed and posed no danger to him or the public, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The court filing paints a different picture to that recounted by authorities following the...

3 dead, 1 hurt in Salem hostage incident, police shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Three people are dead and one was seriously injured in a hostage incident in a Salem, Oregon, home, in which a deputy fired gunshots, police said. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “hostage situation” at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, the...