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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks at a news conference in Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 that the findings from the investigation have been turned over to the Atlanta Police Department and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Investigators finish probe into Rayshard Brooks' shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday...

Rhode Island courts to form committee on racial justice

Sep. 4, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island courts are creating a racial justice committee to ensure that everyone involved in the system — from defendants, victims, litigants, witnesses and the public — is treated equitably and fairly. “It is my sincere belief that we all strive to...

Protesters take to the street and block traffic at the intersection of Willow Street and Evangeline Thruway after a vigil held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lafayette, La., for 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin, who was shot and killed by Lafayette police officers while armed with a knife the night before. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate

Aug. 29, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them. The Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the killing of Trayford Pellerin in...

A man stands in the Reflecting Pool as people attend the March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'

Aug. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police brutality and racist violence targeting Black...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington. Black Lives Matter activists are holding a virtual Black National Convention Friday, Aug. 28, to adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reforms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Black National Convention puts spotlight on police brutality

Aug. 27, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter activists are holding their first Black National Convention Friday, a virtual event that will adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reform. The...

Authorities disperse protesters out of a park Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wis. Anger over the Sunday shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police spilled into the streets for a third night. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Police largely silent as outrage builds over Blake shooting

Aug. 27, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

It took three days, an outpouring of anger in the streets and a NBA boycott before authorities investigating the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, started answering some of the most basic questions about what happened. And still, many key pieces of information have yet to be released, fueling...

The Rev. Al Sharpton listens during an interview at his office, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. For more than three decades, Sharpton, 65, has been an advocate for Black American families seeking justice in the wake of violence that highlight systemic racism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace

Aug. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old...

A protester kicks a smoke canister Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wis. Anger over the Sunday shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police spilled into the streets for a third night. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lawyer says Blake paralyzed, protests erupt for 3rd night

Aug. 26, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake, the Black man shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family’s attorney said Tuesday, while calling for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and others involved to lose...

A protester stands in a cloud of tear gas near a burning garbage truck outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, late Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Protesters converged on the county courthouse during a second night of clashes after the police shooting of Jacob Blake a day earlier turned Kenosha into the nation’s latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot

Aug. 25, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Anger over the shooting of a Black man by police spilled into the streets of Kenosha for a second night Monday, with police again firing tear gas at hundreds of protesters who defied a curfew, threw bottles and shot fireworks at law enforcement guarding the courthouse. The southeastern...

Georgia officer fired after using stun gun on Black woman

Aug. 21, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police department fired a white officer Friday after an arrest captured on video showed him using a stun gun on a Black woman. Gwinnett County police fired Officer Michael Oxford after an internal investigation found he violated department policy and “did not meet...