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Protesters march through the streets over the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Miami. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida officer who shoved protester was reviewed over force

Jun. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida has been under review numerous times for pointing guns and using force on suspects, and at least once for racial profiling, a review of his personnel files shows. The...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with...

Two workers inspect the damage to a sporting goods store, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla., after the establishment was looted and burned by protesters during a demonstration Saturday night. Several counties across Florida issued curfews to curb large crowds gathering to protest the killings of black people by police. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

Jun. 1, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Fort Lauderdale police suspended an officer after video showed he pushed a kneeling black woman to the ground during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, escalating a clash where bottles were thrown and tear gas was fired. Also in Fort Lauderdale, the state...

A Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended after video showed him pushing a kneeling woman to the ground

Jun. 1, 2020 11:09 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended after video showed him pushing a kneeling woman to the ground.
Five-year-old Michael Veteri stands at an intersection where the road remained closed during a protest Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Tampa Fla., over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Cleanup, curfew and injuries following unrest in Florida

May. 31, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Another round of protests was held around Florida on Sunday, capping a weekend of demonstrations around the state over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Meanwhile, deputies were recovering from injuries, and nightly curfews were imposed in several major cities. Police...

In this image taken from from video provided by @alexisnscott._, a pickup truck drives through a crowd of protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla Tallahassee police said Saturday that the driver was in custody and that no one was seriously injured.  (@alexisnscott._ via AP)

Truck drives through Florida protesters; no serious injuries

May. 31, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pickup truck drove through a crowd of protesters Saturday in Florida's capital, sending some running and screaming as protests across the state erupted in violence, especially in Miami where police cruisers were burned and authorities threw tear gas. Video shows Tallahassee...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, part of the Orlando area in Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

May. 27, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, under plans approved Wednesday by a city task force. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval....

Hard Rock Stadium is shown Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

With NFL in limbo, Dolphins stadium unveils drive-in movies

May. 27, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (AP) — It's as close to the end zone as Miami Dolphins fans are going to get for now. Months after hosting the Super Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium is converting into both a drive-in and open-air move theater. The stadium's new drive-in will accommodate up to 230 cars, while the open-air...

Heavy rains cause flooded streets in South Florida

May. 26, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida streets flooded Tuesday following several days of heavy rains and thunderstorms. The National Weather Service in Miami issued flash flood warnings in parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties that were set to last into the night. Tuesday morning started off sunny after nearly...

Memorial Day is a washout across rainy South Florida

May. 25, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A weather system that dumped rain over much of South Florida on Sunday is expected to bring even more heavy rain to the area on Memorial Day. While beaches remained closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the rain will likely wash away any plans for outdoor activities for...