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Ex-deputy charged with manslaughter in white teen's death

Sep. 17, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas sheriff's deputy was charged Friday with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a white teenager whose death has drawn the attention of national civil rights activists. A special prosecutor announced the felony charge against...

Chauvin pleads not guilty to violating teen's civil rights

Sep. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd pleaded not guilty Thursday to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. ...

Justice Dept. curtails agents' use of 'no-knock' warrants

Sep. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is curtailing federal agents’ use of “no-knock” warrants — which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence — and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most...

Ex-cops accused of violating Floyd's rights plead not guilty

Sep. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal hearing that included arguments on several pretrial motions, including requests to hold separate trials. ...

New capsule installed within pedestal where Lee statue stood

Sep. 11, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND,, Va. (AP) — Workers at the site in Virginia's capital where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down this week installed a new time capsule Saturday within the statue's massive pedestal, after efforts to locate an 1887 capsule were suspended. ...

Family of man killed during Portland protests sues city

Sep. 11, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estate of a man fatally shot in downtown Portland after a pro-Trump car rally last year is suing the city, the mayor and the county district attorney, saying their negligence contributed to his violent death. The suit, filed Friday in federal...

California pushes rules on breath-restricting police holds

Sep. 09, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would bar police from using certain face-down holds that have led to multiple unintended deaths under a measure headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday. The bill expands on the state’s ban on chokeholds in the wake of George...

Florida's GOP-backed 'anti-riot' law blocked by judge

Sep. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new “anti-riot” law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to quell violent protests is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The 90-page decision by U.S. District Judge Mark...

Gen. Lee statue comes down in former Confederate capital

Sep. 09, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee that towered over Richmond for generations was taken down, cut into pieces and hauled away Wednesday, as the former capital of the Confederacy erased the last of the Civil War figures that once defined its most prominent thoroughfare. ...

Virginia is set to remove Richmond's Lee statue on Wednesday

Sep. 07, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is expected to be taken down on Wednesday as a symbol of racial injustice, more than 130 years after it was erected in tribute to the South’s Civil War leader. While many...