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'Justice Lab' aims to expose, litigate claims of police bias

May. 15, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman forced to the ground by two sheriff’s deputies in an arrest recorded by her son. Demonstrators tear-gassed and hit by rubber projectiles while protesting the death of George Floyd. A man stunned with a Taser as he tried to flee what advocates say was an unjust...

Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

May. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be arraigned on...

Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday. ...

City where Daunte Wright shot to vote on policing changes

May. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April are expected to vote Saturday on a resolution that would put the city on track to major changes to its policing practices. The...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

'Foot soldiers' of Birmingham to BLM: 'Keep on keeping on'

May. 14, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil rights protests that helped change the nation in 1963. He spent days in custody and then lived decades...

Video shows San Diego police repeatedly punching Black man

May. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A video shot by a bystander shows San Diego police officers repeatedly punching a man in the face, head and leg after tackling him to the ground in the upscale neighborhood of La Jolla, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. Nicole Bansal told...

Missouri passes bill to limit police use of chokeholds

May. 13, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Legislature on Thursday passed a wide-ranging bill that would, among other things, limit when police can use chokeholds, in an effort to respond to the outcry over police violence. The Republican-led House voted 140-4 to send the...

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

May. 12, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling dated Tuesday, Judge...

Groups file federal lawsuit against Florida 'anti-riot' law

May. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights groups are seeking to invalidate a freshly signed Florida law that takes aim at demonstrations that turn violent, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the new law was racially motivated. They also said the law has already...