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Alabama police arrest mom accused of beating son with brick

Jun. 6, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is in custody after authorities said she beat her 2-year-old son with a brick and choked him, telling investigators the devil made her do it. The Walker County Sheriff's Office was notified of the alleged attack about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, news outlets reported. Melody...

This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd case

Jun. 6, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As damning as video evidence in the George Floyd case appears to be, prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd's May 25 death. Exhibit No. 1 at trial is likely to be bystander video showing Officer...

Authorities probe Oklahoma City area fatal police shooting

Jun. 6, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in suburban Oklahoma City. Officers from the Mustang police department found an individual who had been suspected of driving under the influence at a parking lot Friday evening, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of...

A protester holds a sign with the names of people who have died while in police custody, during police actions, or were victims of alleged racially motivated killings, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Tacoma, Wash., during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. On Thursday, the mayor of Tacoma called for the firing of police officers involved in the death of Manuel Ellis, who died March 3 while being held down by Tacoma police, after the Pierce County medical examiner's office determined that the restraint caused his death. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mayor wants officers fired over death, State to review probe

Jun. 5, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The mayor of Tacoma, Washington, told the city manager Thursday to fire four police officers following the death of a man after police restrained him in March. Gov. Jay Inslee said on Friday the state will conduct an independent review of the investigation and any charging decisions...

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Sharpton: DC rally being planned for Aug. 28

Jun. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Sharpton planning DC rally for Aug. 28 anniversary of MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech — Minneapolis-St. Paul curfew over as troopers, National Guard to be sent home — Seattle mayor bans police use of a type of tear gas for 30 days. — Phoenix woman says...

In this image from video provided by WBFO, a Buffalo police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Video from WBFO shows the man appearing to hit his head on the pavement, with blood leaking out as officers walk past to clear Niagara Square. Buffalo police initially said in a statement that a person “was injured when he tripped & fell,” WIVB-TV reported, but Capt. Jeff Rinaldo later told the TV station that an internal affairs investigation was opened. Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended two officers late Thursday, the mayor’s statement said. (Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP)

Buffalo officers suspended in shoving of 75-year-old man

Jun. 5, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of Buffalo police officers stepped down from the department's crowd control unit Friday, objecting to the suspensions of two fellow officers in the shoving of a 75-year-old protester who fell and cracked his head. Prosecutors were investigating the encounter captured by a TV...

Erma Johnson, the mother of Dion Johnson, speaks at a news conference in Phoenix on Friday, June 5, 2020. The family of Dion Johnson, an unarmed man shot and killed by an Arizona state trooper the same day George Floyd died, said Friday they want a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

Family of man killed by Arizona cop wants federal probe

Jun. 5, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by an Arizona state trooper the same day George Floyd died said Friday they want a federal investigation. “Phoenix police officers aren't willing to do anything on my behalf,” Dion Johnson's mother, Erma, told reporters. “They...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. Floyd died May 25, after he was pinned to the pavement by a police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing. (Christopher Harris via AP, File)

Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of Floyd's death

Jun. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds and neck restraints by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to remake the city's police force since George Floyd's death. The changes are part of a...

Kim Woods speaks with reporters in Chicago on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Several Chicago police officers are under investigation after a video surfaced showing them yanking women, including Woods, out of a car and throwing them to the ground in the parking lot of a shopping mall. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Reform monitor to review Chicago police protest response

Jun. 5, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An independent monitor overseeing the progress of reform of the Chicago Police Department said Friday that she will investigate allegations that officers have been violent toward people protesting the killing of George Floyd. Several Chicago officers came under scrutiny this week after a...

A crematorium worker prepares an oven for a COVID-19 victim at the Panteón de San Nicolás Tolentino cemetery in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Funeral parlors and crematoriums in Iztapalapa, a borough of 2 million people, say they have seen their work multiplied with the surging number of dead of COVID-19 in the capital's hardest-hit corner by the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificates

Jun. 5, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials said Friday that prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirus. As deaths mount in Mexico, the need to quickly dispose of corpses has apparently led to a black market in...