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New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

May. 29, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The report issued Friday says security forces...

A protester gestures in front of the burning 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest

May. 29, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for...

This tweet posted by Chief David Roddy of the Chattanooga, Tenn., Police Department is seen Thursday, May 28, 2020. Law enforcement officials nationwide have rushed to condemn the actions of Minneapolis officers in the death of a black man in custody, a wave of harsh criticism experts say is unprecedented. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP)

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

May. 29, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Murder.Brutality. Reprehensible.Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for...

A protester gestures in front of the burning 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

May. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for...

Officers form a line in front of a police precinct Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn., during a protest over the death of George Floyd in police custody earlier in the week in in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Protest of Minneapolis man's death blocks Memphis street

May. 28, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of Memphis said Thursday that he shares the frustration of protesters angry with the death of a handcuffed black man during a confrontation with a white police officer in Minnesota. But Mayor Jim Strickland said he wishes more people would have observed coronavirus-related...

FILE - In this Monday, May 25, 2020, file frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe, in Minneapolis. Police around the U.S. and law enforcement experts are broadly condemning the way Floyd, who died in police custody, was restrained by a Minneapolis officer who dug his knee into the man's neck.  (Darnella Frazier via AP, File)

Police, experts condemn knee restraint used on George Floyd

May. 28, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

Police around the nation and law enforcement experts on Thursday broadly condemned the way George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody this week, was restrained by an officer who dug his knee into the man's neck, saying no circumstances warrant such a dangerous technique. Deeply disturbing video shot by...

Police arrest man who claimed he was making 'healthy meth'

May. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man is facing drug charges after police say he told them he was attempting to create a healthy meth substance with acai berries inside a meth lab in his garage, although a search of the garage did not turn up any methamphetamine. Craig William Rogers, 49, was arrested on...

Police: Officer on leave after domestic assault arrest

May. 28, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer was placed on administrative leave after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend and her dog, news outlets reported Thursday. Officer Larry Williams was placed on leave while an investigation into the accusation continues, news outlets quoted authorities as...

More charges for man accused in Richmond woman's death

May. 28, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More charges have been filed against a man accused in the death of a Richmond woman whose body was found on a local bike trail, police said Thursday. Richmond police initially charged Jamar Paxton Jr., 18, of Mechanicsville with robbery and a gun charge in the death of Dominique...

Phoenix police arrest man in fatal shooting of 16-year-old

May. 28, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a 31-year-old man in the killing of a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left two other people wounded. Emeterio Trujillo was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, drive-by shooting and probation violation, police said Thursday. Sean Chinn was fatally shot...