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2 injured by police projectiles during unrest suing city

Sep. 22, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men injured by police during violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are suing the city, its police chief and unnamed officers. Soren Stevenson, 25, lost his left eye after he was shot by police with a projectile in the days following Floyd's death May 25. ...

Atlanta police: Officer fatally shoots man armed with gun

Sep. 22, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta officer fatally shot a man who approached her with a gun during a domestic call Monday night, police said. Officers had been called to a southeast Atlanta street at around 7:30 p.m. by a woman who said she and her husband had been fighting, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted...

Phoenix police: Suspects in stolen car nearly hit officer

Sep. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police are searching for two men in a stolen vehicle that rammed a patrol car right before an officer opened fire. They said a police officer was almost run over by a suspect in the stolen car. Officers on patrol discovered a stolen car in a convenience store parking lot about 6:30 a.m....

Seattle police drop effort to get protest images from media

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department will withdraw a subpoena requiring five Seattle news organizations to give them unpublished news videos and photos taken during racial injustice demonstrations May 30 that investigators argued would help them solve arson and theft cases. In a motion filed with...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 4. 2020 file photo taken from Kenosha County Court video, Jacob Blake answers questions during a hearing  in Kenosha, Wis. Wisconsin's attorney general planned to provide an update Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 on the investigation into the police shooting of Blake, who was shot in the back by a white police officer last month, sparking days of protests. (Kenosha County Court via AP, File)

Former Wisconsin police chief to review Jacob Blake shooting

Sep. 21, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general announced Monday that he has selected a former Madison police chief to serve as an independent consultant for prosecutors weighing whether to file charges against the officer who shot Jacob Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down. The...

Officials: Georgia deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding woman

Sep. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities said a woman who was armed with a knife and a blow torch was fatally shot by deputies in Georgia after she charged at them with the knife. The shooting happened Monday morning after deputies arrived at a home in Athens for a domestic call, the Oconee County Georgia...

Seattle Council to vote on policing change budget vetoes

Sep. 21, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council will take action Tuesday on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of council bills meant to scale back the police department and ramp up community-led programs starting this year. The mayor may mostly get her way, The Seattle Times reported. With seven votes, the...

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall speaks during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released showed.  She called the shooting a tragedy as she called for a quick but thorough investigation.

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they...

Report: LAPD used facial recognition nearly 30,000 times

Sep. 21, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009 even while denying at times that it used the controversial technology at all, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The LAPD doesn't have its own face-scanning platform but uses the...

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel speaks at a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The prosecutor announced that no charges would be filed against Trooper George Cervantes in the May 25,2020, fatal shooting of 28-year-old Dion Johnson. The shooting death inspired protests of police violence in Phoenix during June. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud)

No charges filed against trooper in Arizona shooting death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests in Phoenix. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said charges weren't warranted against Trooper George...