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A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Aug. 7, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, front, gesturers during a news conference as House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, right, and Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, look on at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The Virginia Parole Board and its former chairwoman violated state law and its own policies and procedures in granting the release of a man convicted decades ago of killing a Richmond police officer, according to a report from the state's government watchdog agency that was initially withheld from the public. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Officer's killing: Report finds violations in parole case

Aug. 6, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Parole Board and its former chairwoman violated state law and its own policies and procedures in the case of a man convicted decades ago of killing a Richmond police officer, the state's government watchdog agency said in a report initially withheld from the public. ...

In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-officer's lawyers say trip didn't break bond conditions

Aug. 6, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks should not have his bond revoked for traveling to Florida because he was never ordered to stay at his home, his lawyers argued in a court filing Thursday. Garrett Rolfe, 27, faces 11 charges, including felony murder, in...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, mourners gather for a vigil in Bellbrook, Ohio. Connor Betts, identified by authorities as the deceased gunman in a mass shooting in Dayton the previous day, had lived in Bellbrook. Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday.  The report, compiled by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examined 34 attacks that killed or injured three or more people in 2019. A total of 108 people were killed and 178 were hurt. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

Aug. 6, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance for law...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Probe: Police commented on explicit photo in extortion case

Aug. 5, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday. Utah's Department of Public Safety opened...

Charges filed in deadly shooting at Seattle protest zone

Aug. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges Wednesday for a suspect accused of killing a man in a fatal June 20 shooting at Seattle’s occupied protest area. KOMO reports Marcel Levon Long faces murder charges with a firearm enhancement for the death of 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson....

FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Lawyers are scheduled to argue about whether a psychologist’s observations about Ramos, who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper, should be heard by jurors who will decide whether he’s criminally responsible because of his mental health. A pretrial hearing set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, relates to the second part of the case against Ramos, who already has pleaded guilty to killing five at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper argued Wednesday that a psychologist retained by prosecutors should not be able to testify about his observations of the man's jail cell or interviews with jail personnel when jurors consider whether he's not...

Special prosecutor will decide charges in Missouri shooting

Aug. 5, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A special prosecutor will decide whether a central Missouri sheriff's deputy will be charged in the shooting death of a woman he had stopped for a traffic violation. The deputy shot Hannah Fizer on June 13 in Sedalia. He told investigators she had a gun and threatened to kill him but...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Christopher Lara. Lara, suspected of driving a car when someone else in the vehicle fired a shot that killed a 10-year-old girl watching television inside an apartment has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder. Chicago Police announced the arrest of Lara Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Police suspect Lara was driving a car June 27 when someone else in the vehicle shot at a suspected gang rival. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Chicago police charge suspect in slaying of 10-year-old girl

Aug. 5, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The suspected driver of a car from which a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed as she watched television in her grandmother's Chicago home has been charged with first-degree murder, police said Wednesday. Christopher Lara, 19, is also charged with nine felony counts of attempted...

FILE - In this May 9, 2020, file photo, a memorial grows at the site where Dreasjon

Family of Black man killed by officer gets autopsy report

Aug. 5, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy report on a Black man fatally shot in May by an Indianapolis police officer was released to the man's family Wednesday, three months after his death and following repeated requests from his relatives for the report's release. The Marion County Coroner’s Office released...