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Slaying victim's family angry over possible bail for officer

May. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was romantically involved. Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and charged with...

Mississippi police officer charged in woman's killing

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi police officer is charged with murder in the death of a woman that he was romantically involved with. Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne has been charged with murder by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, according to a court order signed Tuesday by Lafayette...

The Latest: Mississippi officer charged with murder

May. 21, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi police officer charged with killing a woman (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A court document shows a north Mississippi police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a woman he was romantically involved with. Lafayette Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth...

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

May. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner's death following a confrontation with New York City police five years ago, one officer involved in the struggle wrote up paperwork that exaggerated the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime, that officer testified Tuesday. Officer Justin Damico said that after...

Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

May. 21, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner....

Police: Officer gave alcohol to children aged 1, 6

May. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an officer gave alcohol to a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old. In a news release Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 56-year-old Officer Robert Milton is charged with misdemeanor child abuse after the department got word on Wednesday that he had...

Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner's death

May. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Eric Garner testified Wednesday that a police officer's chokehold set into motion "a lethal sequence of events," but she said even a bear hug could've hastened his death given Garner's fragile health. Hemorrhaging in Garner's neck muscles was...

$10M lawsuit filed over police beating of Michigan teen

May. 15, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The family of a Michigan teenager who was struck by a police officer while handcuffed in a patrol car has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Calhoun County, says the 13-year-old's civil rights were violated during the November incident, which was recorded...

NYPD training official: Garner officer used banned chokehold

May. 14, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department official in charge of training recruits said Tuesday that the restraint technique an officer used on Eric Garner five years ago, leading to his death, "meets the definition" of a chokehold, a practice banned since the 1990s because of its potential for...

Ex-Chicago officer accused of groping woman pleads guilty

May. 14, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer accused in 2016 of groping and forcibly kissing a woman while on duty has pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that records show 60-year-old Michael Clifton was sentenced to two years of conditional discharge...