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Past high-profile trials suggest stress and potential pitfalls for Georgia judge handling Trump case

Sep. 25, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Judge Peter Cahill hardly slept during the six weeks he presided over the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd. Cameras in the courtroom broadcast the veteran Minnesota judge’s every word to a global audience. Outside,...

Video of Elijah McClain's stop by police shown as officers on trial in Black man's death

Sep. 22, 2023 20:52 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Elijah McClain's mother left a Colorado courtroom in tears Friday after prosecutors showed video footage of the 23-year-old Black man pinned down by police officers during a fatal 2019 confrontation, which rose to prominence during nationwide protests over racial...

Prosecutors seek to show enhanced bodycam video of Elijah McClain's fatal encounter with police

Sep. 21, 2023 19:31 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Colorado prosecutors focused on police body camera footage — both raw and digitally enhanced — as they began building their case Thursday against two officers charged in the death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped, put in a neck hold and sedated with...

A small venture capital player becomes a symbol in the fight over corporate diversity policies

Sep. 20, 2023 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A venture capital firm that has backed buzzy new companies like restaurant chain Slutty Vegan and beauty brand Live Tinted has become symbolic of the fight over corporate diversity policies since becoming a target of a lawsuit over a grant program for Black women. ...

A new London exhibition highlights the untold stories of Black British fashion designers

Sep. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A new exhibition is opening in London to chart for the first time the contributions that Black British culture made to U.K. fashion and design history and to celebrate Black designers who haven't received public recognition. “The Missing Thread: Untold Stories of...

Trial begins for 3 Tacoma officers charged in death of Manny Ellis

Sep. 18, 2023 20:28 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection started Monday in the trial of three Tacoma police officers charged in the death of Manuel “Manny” Ellis, a 33-year-old Black man who was tackled, punched, shocked with a stun gun and held face down on a sidewalk in March 2020, two months before George...

Trial begins in Elijah McClain death, which sparked outrage over racial injustice in policing

Sep. 15, 2023 00:18 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Elijah McClain's fatal encounter with police began on a summer night in 2019 when a 911 caller reported that the young Black man looked “sketchy” as he walked down the street wearing a ski mask and raising his hands in the air in the Denver suburb of Aurora. In...

Minneapolis budget plan includes millions for new employees as part of police reform effort

Sep. 13, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Complying with court orders to end racist and unconstitutional policing in Minneapolis will require hiring nearly three dozen new workers at a cost of millions of dollars each year for years to come, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday. The...

14-year-old accused of trying to drown Black youth in pond released to father as case proceeds

Sep. 11, 2023 18:12 PM EDT

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old white boy indicted last month on charges of attempted murder and assault in Massachusetts after investigators said he tried to drown a Black youth in a pond on Cape Cod has been released to his father. Another court hearing has been scheduled for...

No charges against Maine authorities for death of handcuffed man who was hit in head with flashlight

Sep. 08, 2023 18:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general concluded there was no criminal conduct when four law enforcement officers used a stun gun and beat a handcuffed man in the head with a flashlight while facedown on a porch in a death determined to be a homicide. Jeremy Lau, 46, was...