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People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Oct. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but without making any mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage. The military opened...

Matt Lemp, left, and his wife Mercedes Lemp pose for The Associated Press in their home, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Frederick, Md. The Lemp's are dealing with the death of their son, Duncan Lemp, who was shot at their home in Potomac, Md., during a no-knock police raid on March 12, 2020. Lemp's family have said through their attorney that, based on an eyewitness, they believe Lemp was shot without warning while he was asleep. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Family: Man fatally shot by police wasn't extremist

Oct. 22, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Strangers on the internet hailed Duncan Socrates Lemp as a martyr for their anti-government movement after a police officer shot and killed the 21-year-old man during a pre-dawn raid on his family's Maryland home. A hashtag campaign spreading Lemp’s name on social media has...

Louisiana lawmakers skirmish in special session's final days

Oct. 22, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As they reached the final days of their special session, Louisiana lawmakers Thursday haggled over elections issues and a controversial police financing measure, skirmishes that kept them bickering rather than wrapping up the session early. Gov. John Bel Edwards, who didn't support...

Phoenix police: Officer wounds man who fired at officers

Oct. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer shot and wounded a man who first fired a rifle at officers after a pursuit that ended when the man's car crashed, the police department said. The incident began early Thursday morning when a 911 caller reported gunfire in a car in which the man and the woman were...

Rayon Edwards speaks on a megaphone as he marches with protesters during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police

Oct. 22, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a...

Mistrial declared in Arizona police excessive force case

Oct. 22, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge in Arizona declared a mistrial after a jury could not decide if a deputy used excessive force when he fatally shot a man. The jury ruled in favor of Pinal County Deputy Heath Rankin in a wrongful death claim, meaning jurors believed the January 2014 shooting was justified...

Officer is charged with injuring protesters with his baton

Oct. 22, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former transit police sergeant accused of hitting two protesters with his baton became on Thursday the third Philadelphia officer to be charged with assault and related offenses stemming from demonstrations against police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis....

Police: 1 killed in shooting near youth football game

Oct. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Pittsburg State University basketball player was shot to death outside a Wichita sports stadium where a youth football game was being played, police said. The death Wednesday night of 31-year-old Marquell Nolan stemmed from an ongoing feud between Nolan and the suspect and was...

Nigeria's president addresses the nation but makes no mention of shootings of peaceful police brutality protesters

Oct. 22, 2020 2:30 PM EDT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president addresses the nation but makes no mention of shootings of peaceful police brutality protesters.

Police dog finds 2-year-old boy who wandered from home

Oct. 22, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are crediting a Mason City police dog with finding a 2-year-old boy who wandered with from his family’s rural home and through a wooded area along a creek this week. The incident happened Tuesday, when the boy’s family reported him and the family dog...