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Protester injured by Salem police awarded $1M in lawsuit

Oct. 03, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded a racial justice demonstrator more than $1 million in a federal lawsuit she filed in 2020 against the city of Salem accusing officers of violating her civil rights. Eleaqia McCrae, a Black woman, sued the city and the police department,...

2 guilty of violating Floyd's rights to begin federal term

Oct. 03, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 restraint that killed him are scheduled to begin serving their federal sentences Tuesday. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are...

1st civil trial over Portland cops’ use of force begins

Sep. 28, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first civil suit alleging Portland police used excessive violence against a 2020 racial justice demonstrator opened Tuesday before a jury in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Civil rights attorneys are paying close attention because the outcome could answer...

Ex-Indiana jailer gets probation for driving into protesters

Sep. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana jail officer accused of driving into a group of people in 2020 as they were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been sentenced to probation. A Howard County judge sentenced Christa Redman, 34, on Wednesday to six...

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd's death

Sep. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was...

California county bans some crowd control munitions

Sep. 01, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has agreed to ban rubber bullets, bean bags and less-lethal munitions for crowd control as part of a settlement after sheriff’s deputies fired rubber bullets and injured two people protesting police brutality in 2020, the plaintiff’s lawyer...

Police video of fatal encounter shows lack of de-escalation

Aug. 27, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

A caller to 911 in Salt Lake City said a man had come into a brewery in his underwear, tried to steal beer and was running around in the street, posing a danger to himself and to drivers. Police tried to detain the man. Soon, Nykon Brandon was dead. After the Salt Lake City Police...

Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing

Aug. 25, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd's killing may be held under less restrictive conditions. Chauvin was...

Officers won’t face any charges in Rayshard Brooks shooting

Aug. 23, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Two white Atlanta police officers who clashed with Rayshard Brooks acted reasonably during the 2020 encounter that ended with the 27-year-old Black man's fatal shooting, a specially appointed prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing his decision not to pursue charges against them....

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beating

Aug. 23, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they have started a civil rights investigation following the suspension of three Arkansas law enforcement officers after a video posted on social media showed two of them beating a man while a third officer held him on the ground. ...