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Officer could be suspended for wearing Trump mask in uniform

Oct. 20, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer could face suspension after he was photographed wearing a mask promoting President Donald Trump inside an early voting site while wearing his uniform. Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Steve Simeonidis tweeted Tuesday a photo of the officer, saying it was taken...

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...

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Terence Monahan, the New York Police Department's Chief of Department, addresses the media during a news conference in New York. The New York Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, rejected concerns that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump could lead to officers mistreating anti-Trump voters and protesters.

NYPD says union's Trump endorsement won't affect enforcement

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Tuesday that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump shouldn't sway how officers treat people who protest or vote against the president. “When we put on this uniform, we are apolitical,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan...

In this image taken from May 23, 2020, video released by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Maurice Gordon, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he unbuckles his seatbelt before exiting a New Jersey State Trooper's vehicle in Bass River, N.J. Gordon was fatally shot by the state trooper. The Gordon family's attorney and more than 100 groups on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, called on lawmakers to pass police accountability legislation. (New Jersey Attorney General's Office via AP)

Advocates for Black shooting victim push police transparency

Oct. 20, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Black man fatally shot by a New Jersey state trooper this year called Tuesday, along with more than 100 other groups, on lawmakers to pass legislation making more police records public. Attorney William Wagstaff represents the family of Maurice Gordon,...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeLauro will face Republican Margaret Streicker for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 elections. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Reps. DeLauro, Hayes face aggressive Republican challengers

Oct. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election. The two have several advantages in the Nov. 3 election, given...

Man fatally shot by Thornton police officer

Oct. 20, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

THORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Thornton police officer died at the scene, the attorney general's office said Tuesday. Ethan Freeman, 37, died of his injuries on Monday, officials said. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed that Freeman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest, officials said. ...

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...

Kansas City cop pleads not guilty to assaulting Black teen

Oct. 20, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police sergeant accused of injuring a Black 15-year-old by forcing his head into the pavement and kneeling on him last year pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a third-degree felony assault charge. Sgt. Matthew Neal appeared via video during a brief arraignment hearing in...

Police kill man armed with knife at Long Island home

Oct. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island have shot and killed a man after they say he closed in on an officer while refusing to drop a knife. The shooting occurred on Monday after officers responded to a 911 from a woman reporting that her drunk ex-boyfriend wouldn’t leave her home in the Suffolk...

'No-knock' warrants by police banned in Aurora, Colorado

Oct. 20, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — City officials in Aurora, Colorado, have banned ‘no-knock’ police raids, the latest effort to reform law enforcement tactics after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her Kentucky apartment this year. The Aurora City Council voted 7-3 on Monday to prohibit police from forcibly...