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Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters before a Thursday deadline or face further street demonstrations. Meanwhile, the Civil Human Rights Front, which...

Police: Arizona man beheads roommate's dog as she moves out

Jun. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home that the two shared in a Phoenix suburb. Jose Vega Meza, 21, told investigators that he killed the dog on Saturday because his roommate owed rent money to his...

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events...

Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

Jun. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired. The crowd carried Black Lives Matter signs Friday evening and others protesting the incident, including one that said "Hey Cops!...

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family's rights

Jun. 14, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children, unbeknownst to the parents, had...

Jury awards $2.7M to man beaten by Maryland prison guards

Jun. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland jury has awarded nearly $3 million to an inmate who was beaten by prison guards almost six years ago in what his attorney called a "systemwide failure." The Daily Record of Baltimore reports jurors in Baltimore awarded $2.7 million to Kevin Younger, who was assaulted by officers...

Correction: Police-Offensive Social Media Posts story

Jun. 6, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

In a story June 5 about police departments' response to inflammatory social media posts by officers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the source of the Plain View Project's funding. It is funded by private donations, not Injustice Watch, which provided administrative support as the project's fiscal...

Federal prosecutor sits in at Garner administrative trial

Jun. 5, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A deadline in a federal civil rights probe loomed large on Wednesday at a disciplinary hearing for a New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the 2014 killing of Eric Garner, whose dying words - "I can't breathe" - became a slogan for the Black Lives Matter...

Guilty plea in hit-an-run crash that killed 2 politicians

Jun. 4, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A former corrections officer accused of killing a prospective state legislative candidate and a Republican Party official in a hit-and-run accident has pleaded guilty to death by auto charges. Hudson County prosecutors will recommend Michael Hansen get a 20-year prison term when...

2 Detroit police sergeants charged with assault of man

Jun. 3, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor charged two Detroit police sergeants with official misconduct and assault and battery Monday for attacking a man in a casino parking garage, prompting the police chief and a police union chief to say they may have been "overcharged." Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged...