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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks at a news conference in Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 that the findings from the investigation have been turned over to the Atlanta Police Department and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Investigators finish probe into Rayshard Brooks' shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday...

Protesters take to the street and block traffic at the intersection of Willow Street and Evangeline Thruway after a vigil held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lafayette, La., for 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin, who was shot and killed by Lafayette police officers while armed with a knife the night before. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate

Aug. 29, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them. The Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the killing of Trayford Pellerin in...

A man stands in the Reflecting Pool as people attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'

Aug. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police brutality and racist violence targeting Black...