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Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Apr. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed...

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

Apr. 09, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video circulating online shows Israeli police punching a member of parliament and wrestling him to the ground at a protest against planned evictions in east Jerusalem on Friday. The video shows a scuffle between Israeli police and Ofer Cassif, the...

EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial

Apr. 08, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The foundation of the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd is a mountain of video evidence, but presenting that to jurors isn't as easy as pushing play. Over and over, prosecutors have shown video from...

Charges filed against man who was shot by Waterloo officer

Apr. 08, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who was shot by a Waterloo police officer after he threatened sheriff's deputies with what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun was charged Thursday with two counts of assault on a peace officer. Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano, 44, was shot...

Ohio city to pay couple $450K to settle police abuse lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland suburb has agreed to pay a couple $450,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after a dashcam video recorded a white officer repeatedly punching a Black man during a routine traffic stop. Attorneys for the city of Euclid agreed...

New Mexico eliminates police immunity from prosecution

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed civil rights reforms Wednesday that eliminate police immunity from prosecution in state courts, in response to protests and concerns about police brutality that have swept the nation. Lujan Grisham...

Ex-officer working with D.A.R.E. program charged with abuse

Apr. 07, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former suburban Philadelphia police officer has been charged with sexual abuse of four teenage boys while he was working with a youth drug prevention program decades ago, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Bucks County district attorney's office...

Feds charge Minnesota man tied to violent boogaloo movement

Apr. 07, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man whom authorities describe as a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had an interest in killing police was charged Wednesday with illegal possession of a machine gun. A federal magistrate judge...

Prosecutors: Police officer sexually assaulted juvenile

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile has turned himself in, authorities said Wednesday. Tyrone Rolls, 50, an Upper Township resident who serves as a sergeant with the Ocean City Police Department, faces...