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FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a police officer throws a tear gas canister towards protesters at the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, following a rally for George Floyd on in Minneapolis. Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Mychal Vlatkovich, a spokesman for Mayor Frey, said the mayor had concerns about

Minneapolis council to try again with plan to replace police

Jan. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minneapolis City Council members are preparing a new plan that seeks to replace the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death. Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder are working on a proposal to create a new public safety department that removes...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

FILE - This May 31, 2020 file photo shows New York City Police facing off with activists during a protest march in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 alleging the rough treatment of protesters last spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing was part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, FIle)

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

Jan. 14, 2021 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. Attorney General...

Tumultuous year results in more serious crime in St. Paul

Jan. 13, 2021 6:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A year that included violent protests over the police killing of George Floyd and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to a rise in serious crime in St. Paul in 2020, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday. The report showed that violent crime including homicide,...

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Norah O'Donnell: 'Journalism is more important than ever'

Jan. 13, 2021 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including sexual assault in the military, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and interviews with world leaders. Yet, the CBS Evening News anchor says she’s “never covered a year in my entire journalistic career like this last...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Chauvin, who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for several minutes, will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

Jan. 12, 2021 3:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other former officers accused in his death, according to an order filed Tuesday that cites limited courtroom space due to COVID-19 restrictions. Derek Chauvin...

Minneapolis police union president to retire early

Jan. 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minneapolis police union, frequently attacked by opponents after George Floyd's death as an obstacle to needed changes in the department, said Monday he is retiring. Lt. Bob Kroll confirmed the announcement in a text to The Associated Press. He didn't immediately respond...

Minneapolis officer reprimanded for speaking to press

Jan. 9, 2021 6:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who spoke to GQ magazine after the death of George Floyd — criticizing the department for having what she called a toxic culture — has been reprimanded for speaking to the media without seeking permission. Disciplinary records made public...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed by three months. Prosecutors cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of time needed before enough people are vaccinated and health risks are sufficiently diminished. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

No immediate ruling in request to delay trial in Floyd case

Jan. 7, 2021 6:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota judge overseeing the case against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd said Thursday that he would take under advisement a prosecution request to delay the trial by three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prosecutors are asking...

No charges for police official who mingled with protesters

Jan. 7, 2021 8:44 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former police official who went undercover without telling anyone during a May gathering in memory of George Floyd in Fargo. Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson resigned following the May 30 gathering that turned violent, resulting in damaged...