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Labor board: Home Depot violated labor law by firing an employee who drew 'BLM' on work apron

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's labor board ruled on Wednesday that Home Depot violated federal labor law when it fired an employee for refusing to remove the hand-drawn “BLM” acronym for “Black Lives Matter” from a work apron. The National Labor Relations Act said it protects...

Law enforcement in schools dominates 1st day of the Minnesota Legislature's 2024 session

Feb. 12, 2024 16:50 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature convened Monday with lawmakers fast-tracking legislation to fix a law enacted last year that limits the powers of police who work in schools to restrain disruptive students. The change was one of several restrictions on the use of...

Finding meaning in George Floyd’s death through protest art left at his murder site

Feb. 09, 2024 04:00 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — For months after George Floyd was killed by police in May 2020, people from around the world traveled to the site of his murder in Minneapolis and left signs, paintings and poems to memorialize the man whose death reignited a movement against systemic racism. Now...

Minnesota trooper accused of fatally shooting motorist Ricky Cobb II makes first court appearance

Jan. 29, 2024 19:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota state trooper accused in the fatal shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II can remain free without bail while awaiting trial, a judge ruled Monday during a brief court hearing. Trooper Ryan Londregan must surrender his passport and avoid contact with...

Seattle will pay $10 million to protesters who said police used excessive force during 2020 protests

Jan. 25, 2024 18:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has agreed to pay $10 million to 50 demonstrators who sued over the police department’s heavy-handed response to racial justice protests in 2020, in a settlement announced by attorneys from both sides Wednesday. The protesters were among tens of thousands...

Prosecutors urge rejection of ex-cop's bid to dismiss civil rights conviction in George Floyd murder

Jan. 12, 2024 19:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to reject former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's attempt to overturn his civil rights conviction in the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Chauvin filed his motion in federal court in November, saying new evidence...

Supreme Court rejects appeal by ex-officer Tou Thao, who held back crowd as George Floyd lay dying

Jan. 09, 2024 14:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the federal civil rights conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who held back a concerned crowd while fellow officers pinned down a dying George Floyd. The high court, without comment, on Monday rejected...

Ex-cop gets 14 months in jail in death of Elijah McClain, whose mom calls him 'bully with a badge'

Jan. 05, 2024 20:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A judge sentenced an ex-Colorado police officer to 14 months in jail for his role in the death of Elijah McClain after hearing the young Black man’s mother on Friday call the officer a “bully with a badge” who will always have blood on his hands. The officer,...

Jacksonville, Florida, mayor has Confederate monument removed after years of controversy

Dec. 27, 2023 17:07 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crews removed a Confederate monument from a Jacksonville, Florida, park Wednesday morning following years of public controversy. Mayor Donna Deegan ordered the removal of the “Tribute to the Women of the Southern Confederacy” monument, which has been...

Paramedics were convicted in Elijah McClain's death. That could make other first responders pause

Dec. 23, 2023 14:16 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Two Denver-area paramedics were convicted Friday for giving a fatal overdose of the sedative ketamine to Elijah McClain in 2019 — a jury verdict that experts said could have a chilling effect on first responders around the country. The case involving the...