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Police, FBI investigate shootings in Portland

May. 16, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police on Sunday were getting help from the FBI in investigating the latest round of shootings in Portland amid a “cycle of violence” that the city's police chief believes is gang-related. At least three shootings were reported over the...

'Justice Lab' aims to expose, litigate claims of police bias

May. 16, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman forced to the ground by two sheriff’s deputies in an arrest recorded by her son. Demonstrators tear-gassed and hit by rubber projectiles while protesting the death of George Floyd. A man stunned with a Taser as he tried to flee what advocates say was an unjust...

'Sins of our past': Apologies for 1970 Jackson St. shootings

May. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Mississippi's capital city and a state senator both apologized Saturday for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college. Jackson...

NYC Pride parade bans police; Gay officers 'disheartened'

May. 15, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of New York City’s Pride events said Saturday they are banning police and other law enforcement from marching in their huge annual parade until at least 2025 and will also seek to keep on-duty officers a block away from the celebration of LGBTQ people and...

Gun used in deadly Chicago-area shootings has long history

May. 15, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A gun that a man used to kill five people in January shootings in Chicago and a nearby suburb was used in as many five other shootings since 2009, according to a published report. The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that documents released to the...

Portland police, FBI respond to threats of gun violence

May. 15, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Citing intelligence that there are “imminent” efforts from outside groups to “engage and advance gun violence” this weekend, the Portland City Council announced police and the FBI will be on the streets of the city for the next few days. ...

Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians

May. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of young people and college students have been at the forefront of Colombia's antigovernment protests for more than two weeks, armed with improvised shields made from garbage cans and umbrellas. They have taken the brunt of the...

Kids impacted by gun violence find creative outlet

May. 15, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Felecia Outsey’s Divine Urban eXpressions Cultural Arts N Dance Productions has been a boots-on-the-ground organization in the East Knoxville community for more than a decade, giving teens an outlet for artistic expression, whether it’s dance, music or poetry. ...

Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

May. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be arraigned on...

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. ...