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Minneapolis police budget expands post-Floyd death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department’s budget has expanded despite calls to reduce funding for law enforcement in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reported Saturday that the department currently has a $196 million budget, up about $3 million...

DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall. Authorities said an inmate had been...

Baltimore council passes police accountability board bill

Jun. 28, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s City Council passed a bill Monday to create a police accountability board. The bill passed with several amendments, news outlets reported. The amendments include allowing former officers to serve on the board and giving the police department two weeks...

Kemp pushes on school safety; Abrams seeks officer pay hikes

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams continued their bidding war on public safety Thursday, with Abrams proposing a big pay increase for state police and prison guards, while the Republican incumbent said Georgia will spend at least $8 million more on school safety...

Oregon man shot with stun gun while in creek sues police

Jun. 23, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit alleges two southern Oregon police officers used excessive force against a man who fled from a vehicle stop and was shot with a Taser while standing in a creek. The lawsuit says two Eagle Point officers fired their stun guns at...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...

1 dead in protests over India's military recruitment policy

Jun. 17, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person was killed Friday as angry young people in parts of India burned train coaches, blocked highways and attacked police with rocks in a second day of violent demonstrations against a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military, police said. ...

Angry protests hit India over new short-term military jobs

Jun. 17, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in parts of India on Thursday with thousands of angry youths setting train coaches and vehicles on fire, blocking highways and attacking police with rocks to protest a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military. Police used...

National groups flooding local prosecutor races with money

Jun. 10, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the...

Dems confront criticism on crime after San Francisco defeat

Jun. 08, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democrats on Wednesday braced for renewed Republican attacks on their management of crime across the U.S. after residents in San Francisco voted overwhelmingly to recall the city's progressive district attorney, suggesting that even the party's most loyal supporters are...