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Vigil, 'peace walk' in Chicago after police shooting of boy

Apr. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — People will gather around Chicago on Sunday to remember a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer and to call for changes in policing and an end to gun violence. Sunday's events follow the release of body-camera footage showing Chicago police...

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally purchased the two assault rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent that, police said. A trace of the two guns found by...

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

Apr. 17, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. At a vigil...

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

Apr. 17, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community activist, more than two years ago to the very thing the teen fought fiercely against: gun...

California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

Apr. 17, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a...

Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

Apr. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man who died under circumstances similar to Floyd. Dr. David Fowler was chief...

NYPD told no unscheduled days off as Chauvin verdict looms

Apr. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department has instructed its officers not to take unscheduled days off beginning Monday and until further notice. Closing arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin, the white officer charged with murder...

EXPLAINER: How is 'reasonableness' key to Chauvin's defense?

Apr. 17, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys and witnesses have used the words “reasonable” or “unreasonable” often at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. It's no coincidence. The concept of reasonableness...

Man wounded by officer responding to domestic violence call

Apr. 17, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer shot and wounded a man who officials said pointed a gun in the direction of officers during a domestic violence call last week, authorities said. Toledo police said a woman called 911 shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday to report a...

Fires, damage at Oakland protest against police brutality

Apr. 17, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged and numerous windows shattered. The protest against police brutality in Oakland began calmly Friday night, news outlets reported. A subsequent march...