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Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 20, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over former Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he hopes to win Senate confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and activists...

Nigerian police fire tear gas at anniversary of protest

Oct. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police officers fired tear gas at protesters in Lagos, the country's largest city, as they tried to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against alleged police brutality on Wednesday. One year ago, thousands marched in Nigeria for the...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 19, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Sandusky Register. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: State quiet in death investigation We’re concerned with the state prison department’s sense of obligation. A Sandusky man who was sentenced to serve 2½ years in prison in 2018 died...

Bridgeport officer suspended for hitting teen with a gun

Oct. 14, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer has been suspended for 20 days for an incident caught on video in which he struck a 17-year-old in the head with his gun. Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia issued the suspension to Officer Gianni Capozziello after an...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 13, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: Congratulations to Congress for avoiding economic catastrophe for...

Herring seeks 3rd term as AG; Miyares stands in his way

Oct. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Mark Herring is seeking a third term as attorney general, highlighting a progressive record that includes defending gay marriage, gun control and criminal justice reform. Republican Jason Miyares, Herring's opponent in next month’s...

Footage of police chokehold released after media challenge

Oct. 08, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Body camera footage released Friday in the case of police officer accused of using a chokehold during an arrest shows him putting his arm around a man's neck and holding it there for about 10 seconds shortly after handcuffing him. While holding the...

Judge orders body cam video release after media challenge

Oct. 07, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of police camera footage of an incident in which a Greeley officer is accused of using a chokehold during an arrest, siding with news media that argued a new Colorado law requires disclosure of video upon request involving alleged police...

Report: Abandonment of police precinct didn't violate policy

Oct. 04, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police oversight office says the abandonment of a precinct by officers during last summer’s racial justice protests didn’t violate laws or departmental policies. The Office of Police Accountability on Monday released its findings from a...