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Maryland officer accused of perjury and kidnapping

Nov. 24, 2021 15:19 PM EST

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury indicted Maryland police officer Philip Dupree on charges of kidnapping, perjury and misconduct in office. The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office said Dupree, an officer from Fairmont Heights, conducted an illegal traffic stop...

St. Louis officer gets short sentence in attack on colleague

Nov. 23, 2021 09:50 AM EST

A former St. Louis police officer convicted of beating a Black undercover detective during a 2017 racial injustice protest has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison — far more lenient than prosecutors and the victim had hoped for. Dustin Boone was sentenced...

Protesters trace route Rittenhouse took in Kenosha

Nov. 21, 2021 22:42 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Several dozen people gathered below the wind-whipped Wisconsin flag at Kenosha's Civic Center Park on Sunday and warmed up with chants for justice before taking to the streets in protest of the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. Demonstrators traced the...

Police officer charged with assaulting man with stun gun

Nov. 20, 2021 18:15 PM EST

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Virginia has indicted a police officer on charges that he misused a stun gun on an unarmed man. The Richmond Times-Dispatch report s that a Petersburg Circuit Court grand jury on Thursday indicted Petersburg Police Lt. Jason Sharp,...

Women who drove into protesters in Lawrence give probation

Nov. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of driving a vehicle into protesters in downtown Lawrence has been placed on six months probation after reaching a plea deal this week. Lynda C. Kitsmiller, also known as Lynda Muncy, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor...

White Kansas City officer on trial in Black man's 2019 death

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A trial began Monday for a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer accused of involuntary manslaughter in a 2019 shooting. Officer Eric J. DeValkenaere also is charged with armed criminal action in the death of Cameron Lamb, 26, who was parking a...

Kansas City police officer's shooting trial goes to judge

Nov. 19, 2021 16:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge will determine the fate of a white Kansas City police detective charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of a Black man. Closing arguments were held Friday in the trial of Eric DeValkenaere, who is accused of...

Blinken eyes African crises, says continent must reform

Nov. 19, 2021 16:03 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday called on African nations to heed warnings posed by crises in Ethiopia and Sudan, take seriously popular demands for better governance and enact reforms. In a speech outlining the Biden...

EXPLAINER: Why did judge drop Rittenhouse gun charge?

Nov. 19, 2021 15:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial may have lost their best chance at convicting the Illinois man of something when the judge threw out a charge that Rittenhouse was a minor in possession of a dangerous weapon. Rittenhouse shot three...

Verdict to be announced in trial of Kansas City officer

Nov. 19, 2021 15:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A verdict will be announced Friday in the trial of a white Kansas City police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man. Jackson County Judge Dale Youngs will make the announcement in the case against...