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Officer accused of sexual assaults prior to becoming cop

Dec. 2, 2020 10:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A police officer was freed on bond Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a high school student and a woman years before being hired by the Chicago Police Department. Winford L. Neely is facing five counts of criminal sexual abuse for alleged assaults dating back to 2013....

FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. A family friend says Benton-Banai died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at a care center in Hayward, Wis., where he had been staying for months. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)

American Indian Movement co-founder Benton-Banai dies at 89

Dec. 2, 2020 9:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, according to family...

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine shows a photograph depicting a victim of recent electoral-related violence in the country, at the Electoral Commission in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Wine said Wednesday after meeting the head of the country's electoral body that he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality after police shot his car tires and fired rubber bullets that injured his bodyguards and supporters. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine resumes campaign

Dec. 2, 2020 3:34 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine said Wednesday he would resume his campaign after suspending it in protest over police brutality. Wine spoke to journalists in the capital, Kampala, after meeting the head of the country’s electoral body. He...

'Bored at home' protester pleads guilty to possessing gun

Dec. 2, 2020 2:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Janesville man who said he came to Madison to watch protests because he was bored at home pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing a gun after a felony conviction. Kyle C. Olson, 29, was arrested on May 31, at a time in which peaceful protests targeting police brutality...

Honolulu police chief acknowledges OT abuse by virus units

Dec. 2, 2020 8:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said her department takes responsibility for the actions of officers on its now-suspended coronavirus enforcement units who are accused of abusing the department’s overtime policy. Ballard confirmed Monday in a statement on social media that...

Auditor: Professor owes nearly $2,000 after 'Scholar Strike'

Dec. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state auditor demanded Tuesday that a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 after a two-day “work stoppage” to protest police brutality and other racial inequities State Auditor Shad White demanded sociology professor James Thomas pay...

Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya listens, during a bilateral visit, in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Tsikhanouskaya met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.  (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP)

Belarus opposition to compile 'book of crimes'

Dec. 1, 2020 9:15 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' opposition will compile a register of law enforcement officers accused of abuses against peaceful demonstrators protesting the reelection of the country's authoritarian leader, an opposition leader said Tuesday. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the main opposition challenger in...

FILE - In this Nov.21, 2020 file photo a demonstrator takes a picture of policemen during a protest against bill on police images, in Paris. As videos helped reveal many cases of police brutality, French civil rights activists voiced fears that a new security law would threaten efforts by people from minorities and poor neighborhoods to document incidents involving law enforcement officers. French President Emmanuel Macron's government is pushing a new security bill that would notably make it illegal to publish images of officers with intent to cause them harm. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

Nov. 30, 2020 11:53 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos of police activity — threatening their efforts to document possible cases of police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods. French...

Murder trial with racist overtones opens in Denmark

Nov. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The trial opened Monday of two brothers suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June. The case had led to concern about racism, and provoked debate in Denmark, especially as it came shortly after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and...

Protesters march during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Paris. Civil liberties groups and journalists are concerned that the measure will stymie press freedoms and allow police brutality to go undiscovered and unpunished. The cause has gained fresh impetus in recent days after footage emerged of French police officers beating up a Black man, triggering a nationwide outcry. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

Nov. 28, 2020 1:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters who set...