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Interior Dept. to require body cams for law enforcement

Oct. 03, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched a set of new policies that would require thousands of law enforcement officers to wear body cameras, ensures the release of footage in some critical incidents and restricts the use of so-called no-knock warrants. The...

Mississippi county to pay $690K in no-knock shooting death

Sep. 30, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has agreed to a $690,000 settlement in the death of a man who was shot by sheriff's deputies during a 2015 no-knock raid. A federal magistrate on Wednesday confirmed the amount with the attorneys handling the case for Ricky Keeton's family,...

UN body faults 'piecemeal' work to end racial discrimination

Sep. 30, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Recent initiatives in places like the Americas and Europe to end discrimination against people of African descent are mostly “piecemeal” and more efforts are needed to dismantle entrenched racism, the U.N. human rights office said Friday as it released a new report. ...

Watering while Black: anatomy of a pastor's Alabama arrest

Sep. 01, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — Michael Jennings wasn't breaking any laws or doing anything that was obviously suspicious; the Black minister was simply watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town. Yet there was a problem: Around the corner, Amber Roberson, who is white,...

Watering while Black: anatomy of a pastor's Alabama arrest

Sep. 01, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — Michael Jennings wasn't breaking any laws or doing anything that was obviously suspicious; the Black minister was simply watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town. Yet there was a problem: Around the corner, Amber Roberson, who is white,...

Former Louisville cop pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 23, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Louisville police detective who helped falsify the warrant that led to the deadly police raid at Breonna Taylor's apartment has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. Federal investigators said Kelly Goodlett added a false line to the warrant...

Family sues Georgia sheriff over drug raid that killed woman

Aug. 22, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — The family of a woman killed by gunfire last year as Georgia sheriff's deputies with a drug warrant raided her cousin's home announced a federal lawsuit Monday against the sheriff and others. Attorneys for the family of 37-year-old Latoya James have argued her...

Family seeks federal inquiry into Georgia drug raid death

Aug. 16, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Georgia woman killed by gunfire last year as sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at her cousin's home are calling for the Justice Department to investigate, arguing the deadly raid echoes the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky....

NBA schedule won't have games on Election Day this year

Aug. 16, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The NBA will be off on Election Day. The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use that night as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, plus amplify the need...

Reports: Ex-officer to plead guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville police Detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty to a civil rights charge stemming from the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose death in a botched police drug raid helped spark racial justice protests in 2020. ...