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Decision expected on charges for cop who shot Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

Vermont State Police trooper pleads not guilty to assault

Apr. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Police trooper accused of punching a handcuffed suspect multiple times in the head during a struggle has pleaded not guilty to simple assault. Robert Zink, 39, of Arlington, Vermont, was arraigned Monday, according to the Vermont...

Officer charged in deadly shooting also linked to assault

Apr. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — An off-duty Pentagon police officer charged with murder in the shootings of two men outside a Maryland condominium building is facing separate assault charges stemming from an earlier incident at the same complex. Takoma Park Police Department...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Apr. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed...

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

Apr. 09, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video circulating online shows Israeli police punching a member of parliament and wrestling him to the ground at a protest against planned evictions in east Jerusalem on Friday. The video shows a scuffle between Israeli police and Ofer Cassif, the...

EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial

Apr. 08, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The foundation of the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd is a mountain of video evidence, but presenting that to jurors isn't as easy as pushing play. Over and over, prosecutors have shown video from...