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A demonstrator listens to speakers during a protest at Orlando City Hall Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Orlando, Fla., over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

New curfews follow police confrontations in Florida

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Following a night in which officers used tear gas on demonstrators who threw rocks and bottles at them, Orlando officials on Wednesday moved up a curfew by two hours for the city's downtown, as protesters continued a fifth day of demonstrations in Florida against police abuse. Peaceful...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Prosecutors are charging Chauvin, accused of pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck, with second-degree murder, and for the first time will level charges against three other officers at the scene, a newspaper reported Wednesday, June 3, 2020.  (Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Cop in Floyd death got medals for valor and drew complaints

Jun. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to pin down George Floyd’s neck before his death was the most experienced of the four officers involved in the arrest, with a record that included medals for bravery and 17 complaints against him, including one for pulling a woman out...

Driver accused of striking police during protest arraigned

Jun. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A driver accused of deliberately plowing through a line of law enforcement officers during a George Floyd demonstration, injuring three, pleaded not guilty to assault Wednesday from her hospital bed, where she is recovering from gunshot wounds. Deyanna Davis, 30, of Buffalo did not...

Police: Washington woman threatens Muslim neighbors with gun

Jun. 3, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state arrested a woman on suspicion of pointing a gun at her neighbors in what authorities classified as a hate crime. Mountlake Terrace police arrested the woman Monday for investigation of a hate crime and second-degree assault, The Daily Herald...

Prosecutors: Dispute over car leads to Mandan murder

Jun. 3, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan man was killed in a dispute over the return of his girlfriend's car, according to court documents. Keven Stockert, 53, was found dead early Monday morning on the sidewalk near his mobile home. He had been stabbed or cut multiple times. An acquaintance, 47-year-old Arthur...

Omaha police investigating wrestling-move death as homicide

Jun. 3, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are investigating the death of a man at the hands of another man who was using a wrestling move called a “half nelson” to subdue him. Officers were called to a home near midtown Omaha on Friday for a report of assault, police said Wednesday in a news...

Maryland officers suspended amid use of force investigation

Jun. 3, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Three Maryland police officers were suspended Tuesday after video emerged of an officer throwing a suspect to the ground and kicking him multiple times during an arrest. The Prince George’s County police officer had witnessed an assault and was detaining a suspect at a gas...

Arizona man accused of stabbing mom, grandmother re-arrested

Jun. 3, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his mother and grandmother last year in Glendale has been re-arrested in the case, according to authorities. They said 32-year-old Emil Kolenovic was deemed medically incompetent after the Aug. 12 incident. Police said he was arrested again last week after...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 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: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Joined by community faith leaders Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti takes a knee in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Los Angeles mayor takes knee amid peaceful protests

Jun. 2, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands thronged the streets of Los Angeles in peaceful protests Tuesday and smaller demonstrations dotted California while authorities renewed overnight curfews in LA and other areas that have seen clashes with police and groups of thieves wreck hundreds of businesses. There were...