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Rose Henderson helps out at a booth in Jefferson Square Park, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

In Breonna Taylor's name: Devastation and a search for hope

Sep. 26, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose’s eyes, Woolfolk could see that her heart was breaking. This...

Protesters react to gunfire, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A police officer was shot in the evening. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

AP-NORC poll: Support for racial injustice protests declines

Sep. 24, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the decision in Kentucky to bring charges against only one of three police officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor sparks renewed protests nationwide, a new survey finds support has fallen for demonstrations against systemic racism. The poll from The Associated...

Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Family of BBQ cook shot by National Guard files civil suit

Sep. 21, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a barbecue cook who was shot to death by a National Guard member during tense Louisville protests has filed a wrongful death suit against Louisville police officers and guard members. The suit, filed Monday, alleges law enforcement officials used excessive force when...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2020, file photo, Jacob Blake's sister Letetra Widman, center, and uncle Justin Blake, left, march at a rally for Jacob Blake Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Authorities have been reluctant to release even the most basic information about the incident or details about the white officer who shot Blake seven times in the back. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Absent details, police shooting narratives seek to distract

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A familiar narrative emerged in the days that followed Jacob Blake’s shooting by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one seen many times after a Black man or woman is killed or grievously wounded by police: That somehow Blake's actions or his past can explain why an officer fired...

Lawsuit over Missouri city's ticket quota settled

Aug. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The city of Marshfield and the Missouri Attorney General's office have settled a lawsuit that alleged the city enforced a traffic ticket quota system to raise revenue. The settlement announced Thursday requires Marshfield to develop procedures to comply with traffic ticket quota...

The Rev. Al Sharpton listens during an interview at his office, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. For more than three decades, Sharpton, 65, has been an advocate for Black American families seeking justice in the wake of violence that highlight systemic racism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace

Aug. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old...

Police in riot gear stand outside the Kenosha County Court House Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Protests broke out late Sunday night after a police shooting. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Blake shooting

Aug. 25, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — City and law enforcement leaders in Kenosha, Wisconsin, unanimously endorsed the use of body cameras in 2017 as a way to increase police accountability and collect evidence at scenes of domestic violence, among other benefits. But since then, they have balked at the price tag, raised...

Today in History

Aug. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2020. There are 128 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. On this date: In 1718, hundreds of French colonists...

Man held in Aug. 1 shooting death of Kansas City man

Aug. 22, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected in the shooting death of another man in Kansas City earlier this month. Thorne McKendrick, 19, is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and a weapons count in the Aug. 1 shooting death of...

High school senior Okendell Vincent, of East Orange, N.J., speaks at a rally protesting the May 2020 death of Maurice Gordon by the New Jersey State Police, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 in South Orange, N.J. Gordon, a 28-year-old black man, was killed on May 23 in southern New Jersey after he was stopped for speeding. (AP Photo/David Porter)

Student-led group seeks justice for man shot by police

Aug. 19, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The group of student protesters marched up the wide roadway overlooking Interstate 280, the megaphones amplifying their voices nearly drowned out by the highway traffic below. “Breonna Taylor! Trayvon Martin! George Floyd! Michael Brown!” they chanted, listing the...