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Police set limits for planned meeting with equity panel

Oct. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some members of a commission established by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly to examine policing and other racial justice issues are critical of rules set by the Kansas chapter of the National Fraternal Order of Police union for an upcoming discussion. The Kansas FOP is allowing a maximum of...

Omari Barksdale is shown in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the final days before the election, a convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Oct. 30, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari...

Washington Metropolitan Police Department police officers push back demonstrators outside of the fourth district police station in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Demonstrators gathered at the police station in protest over a fatal a crash involving a moped driver who died when he police were attempting to pull him over. The crash happened last Friday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DC releases bodycam footage from fatal crash amid protests

Oct. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital on Thursday released body camera footage from a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that has sparked two days of protests and clashes. Karon Hylton, 20, died in a hospital after his moped crashed into a car Friday night while he was being pursued...

Plea deal reached in case of Everett cop pinning Black man

Oct. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who served a month in jail for running from Everett police will serve no more time behind bars in a case that prompted the police department to clarify its policy about a technique to pin suspects. The arrest of Joseph Michael Hill, 39, a Black man, came the day before police...

A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man's death

Oct. 29, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overnight curfew days before...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 28, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 27 The Los Angeles Times on the Dodgers' World Series win: For the second time in this strange and awful year, Los Angeles has found a reason to cheer. The World Series championship won by the Dodgers on Tuesday night is its first in 32...

NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Oct. 26, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, accompanied by other members of the clergy, leaves St. Mathews Cathedral after the annual Red Mass in Washington. Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Black D.C. archbishop's rise marks a historic moment

Oct. 25, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Gregory’s ascension, announced on Sunday...

Mark Brave, a Democrat running for sheriff in Strafford County, poses outside the county court house in Dover, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Brave, who currently works for the sheriff's department, has vowed to hire more people of color and bring greater transparency to the department. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Candidate vies to be NH's only Black sheriff, urges reforms

Oct. 24, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

When he started his campaign, Mark Brave heard from some voters that police reforms and tackling racial injustice shouldn't be a priority in New Hampshire. What's the point, they say, in a mostly white state that has no headline-making cases about Black people dying at the hands of police? But Brave, a Democrat...

Texas man accused of shooting at Minneapolis police station

Oct. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Texas man who says he is affiliated with the Boogaloo Bois anti-government movement and is suspected of opening fire on a Minneapolis police station during a protest in May is facing riot charges, a federal prosecutor announced Friday. Video shot on the night of May 28 shows a person...