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Trial prep to start for officer accused of killing veteran

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial is set to begin for a white former Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran. WXIA-TV reports jury selection may start Monday in the trial of former DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen on charges including felony murder....

Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters in a police "kettle" during a demonstration two years ago. The suit was filed Tuesday against the city and 343 officers and officials, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It is seeking class-action...

In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

NC officer won't face charges in fatal suspect shooting

Sep. 12, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney has announced that a police officer accused of shooting and killing a suspect said to be wielding a knife won't face criminal charges. WRAL says a Wednesday report by Wake County District attorney Lorrin Freeman concluded that Raleigh officer W.B....

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Call for Philly police head to resign over Rodney King shirt

Sep. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A city council member is calling for the resignation of the Philadelphia police commissioner for having worn a T-shirt decades ago that critics say made light of a Los Angeles police beating. Acting commissioner Christine Coulter said Tuesday she was "profoundly sorry" for the shirt...

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Sep. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About...

Jury to be selected for ex-cop who killed unarmed black man

Sep. 6, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The jury selection process is beginning in the trial of a white former Dallas police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in his own apartment. Amber Guyger faces a murder charge in the slaying of Botham Jean. Guyger told authorities she mistakenly entered Jean's apartment...

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

Sep. 4, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdrew the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters' demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest. But activists rejected Wednesday's move as insufficient and vowed not to yield until the...

Criminal justice reform turns to list of problem officers

Sep. 1, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — During the 22 years he spent in prison after being convicted of killing a Boston police detective, Sean Ellis believed there was something suspicious about the officers who led the murder investigation. He just couldn't prove it. It would take years of digging and scores of public information...