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Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday. ...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

Pamela Turner's family rallies for justice on anniversary

May. 13, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Family members and supporters of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in a Houston suburb, rallied for justice in her name Thursday, the second anniversary of her death. Demonstrators joined prominent civil rights...

LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

May. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host added another accomplishment during the offseason. Ogwumike is the executive producer of “144,” a documentary that...

With civil rights charges, Justice Dept. signals priorities

May. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a strong message about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, it has opened investigations of police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged four former...

Report: officers shouldn't have fired in Breonna Taylor raid

May. 07, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police documents in the deadly Breonna Taylor raid reveal internal disagreements about whether officers were justified in using deadly force, according to a newspaper report. In a review of the fatal shooting from December, a Louisville...

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...

The Latest: Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Derby win

May. 01, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. Medina Spirit has won the 147th Kentucky Derby by a half-length over Mandaloun, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob...

College of Charleston celebrates 250th anniversary

May. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is the oldest institution for higher education south of Virginia. Among the college’s founders and early trustees were framers of the Constitution and signers of the Declaration of Independence. Seven...

Records: Ma'Khia Bryant's sister sought help before shooting

Apr. 30, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The younger sister of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant called 911 a few weeks before Bryant's fatal shooting by a Columbus police officer, saying the girls had been in a fight with each other and she wanted to leave their foster home, records show. “I...