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Houston Police chief Art Acevedo talks to reporters about the death of Sgt. Harold Preston, at Memorial Hermann Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Man faces state, federal charges in death of Houston officer

Oct. 21, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Houston police officer during a domestic disturbance call is facing both state and federal charges and could face the death penalty, authorities announced on Wednesday. In state court, Elmer Manzano is facing a capital murder charge for the death of...

People demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

Oct. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday night, killing 12 people calling for an end to police brutality. At least 56 people have died during two weeks of widespread demonstrations...

2 charged with tearing down Wisconsin Capitol statutes

Oct. 21, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged two more men Wednesday with damaging property for allegedly helping topple two statutes on the Wisconsin Capitol grounds during a June protest against police brutality and racism. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that 21-year-old Sasha Clemente and 27-year-old...

2 inmates from central Mississippi prison die; autopsies set

Oct. 21, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One inmate has died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and another who had been at that prison died in a Jackson hospital. Frank Mackabee, 61, was pronounced dead Tuesday at Merit Health Central, where he had been since Sept. 29, the state Department of Corrections said in a...

Anti-domestic violence effort named after fallen officer

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An initiative to reduce domestic violence in Indianapolis is named after a police officer killed in the line of duty responding to such an incident, officials say. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday announced the Law Enforcement Action to Halt Domestic Violence...

Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Oct. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three police officers went on trial Wednesday in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago. Lawyer Tahir Elci was fatally shot in the head after making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in the Sur...

Frat suspended, probe launched into possible LSU hazing

Oct. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University has been suspended and a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday that police are investigating a possible case of illegal hazing. The developments surrounding the suspension of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter were announced a day after an LSU...

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. After 13 days of protests against police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

Oct. 20, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect. The Lagos state...

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

North Carolina police officer assaulted trying to arrest man

Oct. 20, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

ROWLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer suffered a broken nose and facial lacerations after he tried to arrest a man in response to a domestic call, authorities said. Rowland officer Michael Sale responded to a domestic call around midnight Friday, news outlets reported. Rowland Police Chief...