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Baltimore must pay alleged police victim full settlement

Sep. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore must stop withholding tens of thousands of dollars from an alleged victim of police misconduct, despite the city’s accusation that the Black woman violated a non-disparagement clause that was part of a 2014 settlement, a federal judge ruled Monday. The judge...

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. James said on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 that she will impanel a grand jury to look into the death of Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester, N.Y. were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NY AG moves to expedite release of police body cam footage

Sep. 20, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James promised Sunday to expedite the release of body camera footage in cases of alleged police misconduct that her office investigates. Speaking in Rochester, which has been in turmoil since the footage of Daniel Prude's fatal encounter with police...

FILE- In this June 8, 2020 file photo, a protester holds a sign outside Queens County Criminal Court calling for the repeal of section 50-a, a law prohibiting the public release of police officer disciplinary records. On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, a federal appeals court agreed to keep the release of New York City police disciplinary records on pause while public safety unions fight a lower-court decision that had cleared the way for their disclosure. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Appeals panel won't speed release of NYPD discipline records

Sep. 17, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to keep the release of New York City police disciplinary records paused while public safety unions fight a lower-court decision that had cleared the way for their disclosure. Two of three judges who heard arguments on the matter Tuesday in the 2nd...

FILE - Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

'Say her name': City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family

Sep. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman's family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. But Taylor’s...

Report: 'Alarming' rates of police and prosecutor misconduct

Sep. 15, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hiding evidence that could prove innocence. Planting drugs or guns at a crime scene. Forcing witnesses to falsely identify a defendant. A new, in-depth analysis on wrongful convictions put a spotlight Tuesday on “alarming” rates of police and prosecutor misconduct —...

Virginia Senate approves sweeping police reform legislation

Sep. 10, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate approved wide-ranging police reform legislation Thursday that would prohibit the use of chokeholds, restrict no-knock search warrants, and expand the grounds to decertify law enforcement officials who commit misconduct. The legislation passed along party lines, and...

3 Portland officers on desk duty over misconduct allegations

Sep. 10, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least three Portland police officers have been removed from patrol and protest duties while investigations proceed into whether they engaged in misconduct against protesters, officials confirmed Wednesday. Wheeler ordered officers be placed on administrative duty starting last...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adjusts his face mask during his visit to the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (Alex Kolomoisky/Pool Photo via AP)

Netanyahu slams Israeli police amid report about cover-up

Sep. 8, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at the country's law enforcement system on Tuesday, continuing a crusade to discredit those who have pressed corruption cases against him ahead of the resumption of his trial early next year. Netanyahu's latest tirade came in response to...

Trial begins for Sunriver officer accused of misconduct

Sep. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The trial of an ex-Sunriver Police officer whose relationship with a dispatcher came to light in connection with misconduct allegations has begun in Deschutes County Circuit Court. Kasey Hughes is accused of two counts of official misconduct for an incident while he was the lone officer...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, police aim weapons on demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles. Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive in the final days of the Legislature's annual session, thwarting a bill that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Police help defeat California bill on removing problem cops

Sep. 1, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories. It failed as lawmakers scrambled to wrap up their work, and while...