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Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Jun. 19, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their...

AP PHOTOS: On patrol with police in Paris' tough suburbs

Jun. 19, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France (AP) — Both fuming and bragging, the man told the police officers that he used his car as a weapon during the street battle in a northern suburb of Paris, ramming the vehicle into a fighter from a rival group. “I destroyed him,” the man said....

3 Honolulu police officers charged in killing of 16-year-old

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer was charged with murder and two others were charged with attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Honolulu prosecutors said Tuesday. It comes after a grand jury last week declined to indict the...

1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

Honolulu police vow to be more transparent after shootings

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department says it is making changes to be more transparent and address use of force tactics. The department will hold news conferences within 24 hours of all shootings involving officers, implement training changes including...

Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

Prosecutor moves to drop protest cases with gang charges

Jun. 11, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to permanently dismiss charges against more than a dozen people accused of crimes that included assisting or participating in a criminal street gang after being arrested at a protest against police brutality in Phoenix. Maricopa...

Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

Jun. 11, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she saw George Floyd being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer was given a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday for her video that helped to launch a global movement to...

$350,000 settlement offered in police takedown of wrong man

Jun. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials of a Georgia city have offered a $350,000 legal settlement to a Black man injured last year when a police officer violently slammed him in the ground, later saying he mistakenly believed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant. The...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin's lawyer asks to probe alleged jury bias

Jun. 10, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd is seeking not only a new trial but also a hearing to “impeach the verdict" by investigating potential juror misconduct. Eric Nelson's...