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Judge: Prosecutors can't show Rittenhouse link to Proud Boys

Sep. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can't argue that a man who shot three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is affiliated with the Proud Boys or that he attacked a woman months before the shootings, bolstering his position as he prepares...

Chauvin pleads not guilty to violating teen's civil rights

Sep. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. ...

Officials: Police in Elijah McClain hometown racially biased

Sep. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the...

NYC's Eric Adams runs for mayor as the outsider's insider

Sep. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a veteran Democratic office holder who registered as a Republican in the late 1990s. He's a junk food lover who turned vegan. He's an insider with an outsider's sense of grievance. But Eric Adams, who first gained fame as a critic of the police...

New Philadelphia police contract grants raises, some reforms

Sep. 14, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police announced a new three-year contract with the city Tuesday that offers raises, along with a $1,500 bonus, but lets the city make some of the disciplinary reforms it sought. The more than 6,000 city officers will see raises of...

Ex-cops accused of violating Floyd's rights plead not guilty

Sep. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal hearing that included arguments on several pretrial motions, including requests to hold separate trials. ...

George Floyd fund has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships

Sep. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation said it has recently given scholarships...

New capsule installed within pedestal where Lee statue stood

Sep. 11, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND,, Va. (AP) — Workers at the site in Virginia's capital where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down this week installed a new time capsule Saturday within the statue's massive pedestal, after efforts to locate an 1887 capsule were suspended. ...

Man sentenced to probation for pointing laser at aircraft

Sep. 11, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of pointing a laser at law enforcement aircraft during police brutality protests in 2020 has been sentenced to a year of probation. The Journal Sentinel reports 39-yea-old Jeremiah Belen apologized...

Colombian ex-soldiers in Haiti accuse police of torture

Sep. 10, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian soldiers arrested in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse have accused local authorities of torture, saying they’ve been burned, stabbed and hit in the head with a hammer, among other things. Details of the...