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A man passes a bank burned during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. A widely-seen video of a white police officer pushing the black man was taken after the officer stopped him for smoking on a trolley platform, authorities said Wednesday, providing additional details on what led to widespread damage during a protest days later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

More than 100 charged with crimes but most protests peaceful

Jun. 4, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities praised the thousands of peaceful protesters who thronged streets around the state while announcing criminal charges against more than 100 people accused of looting and violence, while police in the San Francisco Bay Area say a break-in suspect was killed when...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, women carry merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco. Police say many of the smash-and-grab thefts have been carried out by caravans of well-coordinated criminals that have coincided with or followed protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Police: Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos

Jun. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership. By the time San...

LGBTQ community members join Black Lives Matter demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police, blocking an intersection in protest over Floyd's death, in West Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  Floyd, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

More than 100 charged with looting, assaults in California

Jun. 3, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California authorities have charged more than 100 people with looting, assault and other crimes committed during and around protests while police in a San Francisco Bay Area city said Wednesday that a break-in suspect died after being shot by police who mistook his hammer for a gun. ...

Armed man barricades himself in home with his young children

Jun. 3, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in Oakland were on a standoff Wednesday with a man seen firing a rifle from a home and who is reportedly holding two of his children hostage. The Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said officers responding to a report of gunshots saw the man shooting a...

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...

Demonstrators raise their fists Monday, June 1, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Newsom welcomes protest rage; decries violence and theft

Jun. 1, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he welcomed the rage of protesters as long as they are peaceful, but he denounced unnamed groups of anarchists and others who used the demonstrations to tag graffiti on buildings, burn banks, shatter store windows and run off with armloads of goods. "The...

3 arrests in shooting at Oakland police headquarters

Jun. 1, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people were detained Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers after they allegedly shot at the department’s headquarters from a car just after midnight. No officers were injured, authorities said. Police said the trio was arrested about a...

FBI identifies federal officer killed near protest

May. 31, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer who was shot and killed while providing security at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland during a protest has been identified. Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, died from gunshot wounds sustained after someone fired shots from an unidentified vehicle Friday...

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

May. 31, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said...

Police in riot gear prepare to advance on protesters, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

May. 31, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of...