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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhal listens as Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing the police chief to enact several new policies, such as mandating deescalation tactics before using force, by Sept. 5. Previously, officers only needed to use

Salt Lake City mayor orders stricter use of force rules

Aug. 3, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's police department will implement stricter policies aimed at limiting the use of deadly force as protests against police brutality continue, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing police Chief Mike Brown to enact...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

British paper publishes police bodycam video of Floyd arrest

Aug. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail on Monday published parts of videos from two Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest on May 25. A Hennepin County...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrives for a workout for NFL football scouts and media in Riverdale, Ga. The U.S. Navy is investigating a video in which military work dogs attacked a

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

Aug. 3, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The Navy said in a statement posted on Twitter that officials became aware of...

Seattle police chief upset after protesters visit her home

Aug. 3, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief urged the City Council to tell protesters to stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during emotional debates over reducing funding for police. Chief Carmen Best wrote a letter to the council after protesters showed up at her home Saturday night....

Sunday demonstrations in Portland described as peaceful

Aug. 3, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police reported another night of peaceful protests Sunday in downtown Portland, Oregon, with no interaction between officers and protesters. The relative calm outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents had come...

A Department of Homeland Security officer emerges from the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse after demonstrators lit a fire on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between protesters and officers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protest

Aug. 2, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday...

Denver neighborhood drops name with ties to KKK

Aug. 2, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Denver neighborhood has voted to change its name after a yearslong debate over its association with a former mayor who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Stapleton residents voted Saturday to rebrand the neighborhood as Central Park, The Denver Post reported. Central Park, an ode to the...

FILE - In this September 1916 file photo, demonstrators hold a rally for women's suffrage in New York. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 is widely viewed as the launch of the women's suffrage movement, yet women didn't gain the right to vote until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. (AP Photo)

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

Aug. 2, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history has been unfolding nationwide since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of...

FILE - In this September 1916 file photo, demonstrators hold a rally for women's suffrage in New York. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 is widely viewed as the launch of the women's suffrage movement, yet women didn't gain the right to vote until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. (AP Photo)

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

Aug. 2, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history has been unfolding nationwide since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of...

A member of the Nevada National Guard performs a temperature check during the second day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Carson City, Nev.. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada passes policing bills, including a ban on chokeholds

Aug. 2, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada took its first steps toward joining the growing number of state Legislatures throughout the United States that have revisited laws governing police conduct in light of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer pressed a knee to his neck. The state...