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Lawsuit: Michigan Black man wrongfully detained during walk

Jul. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer, who is white, wrongfully detained him as he took an early morning walk along a commercial street. Brian Chaney, 48, said in...

Media blasts effort to bar press from part of Arbery trial

Jul. 20, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Barring reporters from court for one part of jury selection in the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery would violate well-established precedent and be a “striking step in the wrong direction,” media outlets, including The Associated Press,...

Funeral held for bystander killed in police pursuit crash

Jul. 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends and family gathered at a Minneapolis church to honor the life of a man killed when a police squad car struck his vehicle while the officer was chasing a robbery suspect. A funeral for Leneal Frazier, 40, took place Monday at Shiloh Temple....

He walked beach with an AR-15. Is he a menace or a martyr?

Jul. 17, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Taylor trudged over the crowded sugar sand, between sunbathers on beach towels and water-winged kids digging with plastic shovels. A few people peered at him from behind sunglasses. What was he doing? “Livin’ that dream,” he...

Nebraska agreed to no reimbursement for troopers in Texas

Jul. 16, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agreed not to seek reimbursement from Texas for the state patrol troopers that it sent down to the U.S.-Mexican border at the request of Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to documents released Friday. Nebraska State Patrol...

Derek Chauvin trial cost Hennepin County nearly $4M

Jul. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The weekslong trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin cost Minnesota’s Hennepin County about $3.7 million for employee salaries, courthouse security, victims' services for George Floyd's family and other expenses, according to county documents released...

Missouri governor OKs police chokehold, accountability bills

Jul. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed bills that would increase police accountability, limit the use of officer chokeholds and, critics say, shield police while ramping up penalties for protesters. One measure puts limits on investigations...

Judge won't change 'trauma' wording in Chauvin memo

Jul. 13, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota judge who oversaw the trial of Derek Chauvin is denying prosecutors' request to rewrite his sentencing order as it relates to the four girls who saw George Floyd’s death, saying Tuesday that they may have been emotionally traumatized but that the state...

UN rights boss urges 'wide range' of reparations over racism

Jul. 12, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged countries to “fully fund comprehensive processes" and take “a wide range of reparations measures” to address the legacies of slavery, colonial rule and racial discrimination. Michelle Bachelet presented to...

Minneapolis to evaluate pursuit policy after motorist killed

Jul. 08, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Thursday the city will review its police pursuit policy after a chase that ended with an officer hitting and killing an innocent motorist. Frey called the crash that killed 40-year-old Leneal Frazier early Tuesday...