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Biden tells racial justice meeting, 'We've kept our promises,' as he looks to energize Black voters

Apr. 12, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden virtually addressed the Rev. Al Sharpton’s racial justice conference on Friday, telling a sympathetic crowd “we’ve kept our promises” as he ramps up efforts to energize Black voters who will be vital to his reelection bid this fall. ...

At least 11 Minneapolis officers disciplined amid unrest after George Floyd's murder, reports show

Apr. 05, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least 11 Minneapolis police officers were disciplined for alleged policy violations amid the unrest that followed the murder of George Floyd, with penalties ranging from firings to reprimands, newly released documents show. Police officials have been slow to...

A former Houston police officer is indicted again on murder counts in a fatal 2019 drug raid

Apr. 04, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been indicted again on murder charges for his role in a 2019 deadly drug raid that led to the death of a couple and revealed systemic corruption problems within the police department’s narcotics unit. The reindictment by a grand...

Officer hired as sheriff's deputy despite involvement in fatal Manuel Ellis arrest resigns

Apr. 03, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Tacoma police officer who was hired as a sheriff's deputy in a neighboring county — despite his involvement in the violent fatal arrest of Manuel Ellis in 2020 — has resigned his new job after just two days. Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders said in...

He didn’t trust police but sought their help anyway. Two days later, he was dead

Mar. 29, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Jameek Lowery entered the dimly lit lobby of the city’s police headquarters in a panic. He was having a mental breakdown — and needed help. Barefoot and wearing only pajama pants and a sweatshirt in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 5, 2019, Lowery pulled out his...

Key findings from AP's investigation into police force that isn't supposed to be lethal

Mar. 28, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

Every day, police in the U.S. rely on common use-of-force tactics that, unlike guns, are meant to stop people without killing them. But when misused, these tactics can still end in death. Over a decade, more than 1,000 people died after police subdued them through physical holds,...

Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn't meant to kill?

Mar. 28, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

Carl Grant, a Vietnam veteran with dementia, wandered out of a hospital room to charge a cellphone he imagined he had. When he wouldn’t sit still, the police officer escorting Grant body-slammed him, ricocheting the patient’s head off the floor. Taylor Ware, a former Marine and...

How non-shooting deaths involving police slip through the cracks in Las Vegas

Mar. 28, 2024 07:42 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Richard Ybanez always saw himself as his little brother’s protector. Growing up as latchkey kids on Guam, he and Glenn spent their childhood mostly outdoors, tinkering with bicycles and riding skateboards. If anyone tried to pick on his brother, Richard had his...

This is how reporters documented 1,000 deaths after police force that isn't supposed to be fatal

Mar. 28, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

After George Floyd was killed under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, reporters at The Associated Press wanted to know how many other people died following encounters in which law enforcement used not firearms but other kinds of force that is not supposed to be fatal. The U.S....

Teen pleads guilty in murder case that Minnesota's attorney general took away from local prosecutor

Mar. 22, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota teenager pleaded guilty to murder Friday for killing a young mother, in a case where Gov. Tim Walz took the rare step of taking the case away from Hennepin County prosecutors and handing it to Attorney General Keith Ellison amid public criticism that the original...