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Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

Blanding makes her voice heard in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 22, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

GLENNS, Va. (AP) — The second and final debate in Virginia's closely watched governor's race had been underway for about 10 minutes when a woman started shouting from the audience. “I worked very hard to be on the ballot. I should be up on the stage!" she yelled, as...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. Police said the...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. Police said the...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Gary man sues after accusing police of kneeling on him

Oct. 19, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man is suing northwest Indiana police more than a year after he alleged that officers sprayed him with pepper spray and knelt on him when they encountered him near a protest over George Floyd’s death. Randall Smith's lawsuit, filed Sept. 21...

'Lawless city?' Worry after Portland police don't stop chaos

Oct. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this week – smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in damage – but police officers didn't stop them. Portland Police Bureau...

4 charged in death of man at Detroit-area mall in 2014

Oct. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four people were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter, nearly eight years after the death of a Black man who was pinned to the floor by security guards at a suburban Detroit shopping mall. The Michigan attorney general’s office reopened the...

Tensions persist between legacy of Columbus, native people

Oct. 11, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

Monday's federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus is highlighting the ongoing divide between those who view the explorer as a representative of Italian American history and others horrified by an annual tribute that ignores native people whose lives and culture were forever changed...