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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, center, listens as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey becomes emotional during a news conference in Minneapolis, Minn. George Floyd’s death and the protests it ignited nationwide over racial injustice and police brutality have raised questions about whether Arradondo — or any chief — can fix a department that's now facing a civil rights investigation. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Chief struggles to change Minneapolis police culture

Jun. 5, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Medaria Arradondo was tapped to lead the Minneapolis Police Department in 2017, he faced a public newly outraged by the fatal police shooting of a woman who had called 911 and still carrying deep mistrust from the killing of a black man two years earlier. Many hoped Arradondo, the...

In this 2008, photo David Dorn poses. Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis police officer who served 38 years on the force was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop early Tuesday,June 2, 2020, police said. David Dorn was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, which had been ransacked after peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent overnight.  (Scott Bandle, Suburban Journals/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: Retired St. Louis police captain killed amid unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent was a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees, a longtime colleague said Tuesday. David Dorn, 77, was found...

U. of Miami professor pleads guilty in Venezuela graft case

Jun. 1, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A University of Miami professor blamed a controversial law enforcement informant for his career-ending decision to try and hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme run by a businessman connected to Venezuela’s socialist government. Bruce Bagley revealed the identify of the...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask in line with public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, looks at his lawyer inside the court room as his corruption trial opens at the Jerusalem District Court, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  He is the country’s first sitting prime minister ever to go on trial, facing charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends. (Ronen Zvulun/ Pool Photo via AP)

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

May. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country....

FILE - This Oct. 19, 2019 file photo shows actress Imelda Staunton on the red carpet for the movie

Haunting drama 'A Confession' puts police in ethical turmoil

May. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most actresses like to meet the real person who inspired the role they're about to tackle. Not Imelda Staunton. Not for her latest job. The English stage and screen star plays a mother who for years held out hope that her estranged and troubled daughter was still alive, only to discover...

Despite violent arrest, NYPD to maintain distancing patrols

May. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor on Monday defended the use of police to enforce social distancing, rejecting calls from watchdogs to end the practice after an officer with a costly history of alleged misconduct was caught on video pulling a stun gun on a man and violently taking him to the...

Court: City must pay for claims police officers planted guns

Apr. 25, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has ruled that the city of Baltimore must pay for two settlements resolving claims that police officers from a rogue unit planted guns during arrests. The Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision Friday rejected the city’s argument that officers...

2 men cleared of 2002 murder, victims of police misconduct

Apr. 23, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit-area men who served nearly 20 years in prison for murder are free after prosecutors asked a judge to erase their convictions due to police misconduct. Kevin Harrington and George Clark were convicted of a fatal shooting in Inkster in 2002. The Wayne County prosecutor's office...