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Garland: Justice Dept.'s civil rights work is key priority

Dec. 06, 2022 19:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early work of the Justice Department’s civil rights division meant confronting white supremacists who were intimidating Black voters, and 65 years later, its work is just as urgent amid a surge of hate crimes in the U.S., Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday. ...

Video footage of fatal police shooting in Louisiana released

Nov. 22, 2022 19:30 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Footage of a fatal traffic stop in central Louisiana between a Black motorist and white officer, which spiraled into a 30-second struggle on the ground before the officer fired his weapon, has been released by state police. Ben Crump, a prominent civil...

Louisville police chief to resign at end of year

Nov. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields will step down in January, less than two years after she took the job amid tensions over the department's handling of Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting by police. Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg said Monday that he...

Militia leader who pointed rifle at police sentenced

Nov. 10, 2022 04:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The leader of a pro-gun group who was convicted of pointing a rifle at law enforcement while in Kentucky for a demonstration has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison, officials said. The sentence for John F. Johnson, 59, of Cincinnati, who...

Democrat who survived shooting wins Louisville KY mayor race

Nov. 09, 2022 00:55 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Craig Greenberg has won the Louisville, Kentucky, mayor's race after surviving a shooting at his campaign office months ago that bolstered his resolve to tackle gun violence. Greenberg, a 49-year-old businessman and political newcomer, defeated...

No indictment in death of handcuffed woman who fell from car

Nov. 07, 2022 16:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors will not seek an indictment against sheriff's deputies in the death of a handcuffed Georgia woman who fell from a patrol car after the deputies failed to close the rear passenger-side door, authorities announced Monday. Brianna Grier's family and civil...

NBA teams' approach to Election Day more muted than 2020

Nov. 04, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA made its voice heard during the 2020 election cycle. LeBron James’ “More Than A Vote” initiative, formed after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor sparked a national protest movement, was everywhere. Players were leading get-out-the-vote marches and rallies,...

Violent crime on the minds of Louisville mayoral candidates

Nov. 04, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Crime in Kentucky’s largest city has taken center stage in the race for mayor, and it has been brought into sharper focus by the attempted killing of one of the mayoral candidates earlier this year. Democrat Craig Greenberg, a businessperson and newcomer to...

Charles Booker touts abortion rights in Kentucky Senate bid

Nov. 03, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Charles Booker's political stock rose in Democratic circles two years ago as he voiced outrage over the deaths of Black Americans in encounters with police, including in his hometown in Kentucky. That climb out of obscurity has given the Black former state...

City where George Floyd was killed struggles to recruit cops

Oct. 22, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Inside the Minneapolis Police Academy's sprawling campus on the city's north side, six people sat soberly and listened to a handful of officers and city officials make their pitch about joining an understaffed department that is synonymous with the murder of George Floyd. ...