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People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Minneapolis, near the site where a black man, who was taken into police custody the day before, later died. The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe.  (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

May. 26, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Mayor...

Larry Danko at his business Monday morning, May 25, 2020 in Plains, Pa. After being shut down since March, Larry Danko defied a state order and reopened his fitness center in Plains Twp. at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning even though Luzerne County remains in the red phase. Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Police, regulators target businesses flouting Wolf shutdown

May. 26, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of...

Police: Barricaded suspect killed after firing at officers

May. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man after he emerged from an Ohio home after an hours-long standoff and fired at them, police said. Parma Heights police said they responded to a report at about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a man had pointed a gun at another man's head. Officers in Parma went...

Appeals court upholds firing for Columbia police officer

May. 26, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appellate court on Tuesday upheld the firing of a former Columbia police officer who injured an inmate when he shoved him against a wall. The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals said former Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes had the authority to uphold the firing of...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown listens to a question about the Memorial Day weekend violence during a news conference Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Chicago. Shootings in Chicago left multiple people dead and at least 39 others wounded in the city's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago

May. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city. "The violence throughout the city on Memorial Day weekend was nothing short of...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Glenn Fine, then Acting Inspector General, U.S. Department Of Defense, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fine, the No. 2 official in the Pentagon's office of inspector general, resigned Tuesday, several weeks after he was effectively removed as head of a special board to oversee auditing of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pentagon's No. 2 IG official resigns after being passed over

May. 26, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official in the Pentagon's office of inspector general, Glenn Fine, resigned Tuesday, several weeks after he was effectively removed as head of a special board to oversee auditing of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package. His departure, effective June 1, is the...

Kansas City police paid $425K to unarmed man shot by officer

May. 26, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Police Department two years ago quietly paid $425,000 to an unarmed man who was shot in the face by an officer who initially faced criminal charges in the shooting. The Kansas City Star reported the payment Tuesday. The newspaper said it only recently learned of the...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 24, 2020. A good faith effort toward fixing longstanding problems Those who have waited in vain for South Bend to establish a civilian review board might turn their attention to Indianapolis, which recently announced its intention to create such oversight. Earlier this month, in the wake...

Lawsuit: Bernalillo Country Sheriff’s deputy beat driver

May. 26, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new lawsuit says a Bernalillo Country Sheriff’s deputy used excessive force on a motorist during a traffic stop last year. A lawsuit filed in state district court last month alleged that Deputy Jeffrey Bartram punched and elbowed a confused Adrian Avitia in Albuquerque in...

Man wounded in shooting by 2 Kansas City, Kansas officers

May. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after being shot by two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers early Monday, police said. The officers were patrolling near an apartment complex when they spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Leavenworth. An apartment resident then alerted the...