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FILE - In this March 23, 2001, file photo, Gregory McKnight, 24, is comforted by his attorney in Vinton County Common Pleas Court in McArthur, Ohio, after he was indicted. Lawyers for McKnight, an Ohio death row inmate who is Black, are seeking a new trial based on allegations of racial slurs used during jury deliberations over the inmate's fate. McKnight was sentenced to death almost 20 years ago for the 1999 kidnapping and slaying of a white female college student. (AP Photo/Bill Graham, File)

Ohio killer alleging racism-tainted jury seeks new trial

Oct. 1, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate who is Black is seeking a new trial based on allegations that some white jurors used racial slurs in describing him during their deliberations over his fate, according to arguments before a state appeals court. Defendant Gregory McKnight was sentenced to death...

Grand jury indicts man in shooting deaths of 3 friends

Sep. 30, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury formally charged a 26-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of three friends who had gathered at a central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing. Prosecutors have 45 days to determine whether to seek the death penalty for...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, so that prosecutors can edit out witnesses’ names and personal information. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be...

Prosecutor: Judge approves 2-day delay in release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutor: Judge approves 2-day delay in release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.

Kentucky attorney general's office seeks to delay release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 30, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general's office seeks to delay release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 29, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death, and said he didn't object to a public release of the grand jury's deliberations. Amid outrage...

Kentucky attorney general agrees to comply with judge's order to release grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general agrees to comply with judge's order to release grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Gov. Greg Abbott, right, presents the Governor's Medal of Courage to Jack Wilson, left, who shot and killed 43-year-old gunman Keith Thomas who opened fire on the congregation and killed two people at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas on Dec. 29, 2019. A Texas grand jury has decided to take no action against Wilson for the fatal shooting. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Texas grand jury: No action against killer of church shooter

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A grand jury in Texas decided Monday to take no action against a man who fatally shot an armed man who killed two people at a Fort Worth-area church in late December, prosecutors said. Jack Wilson, a firearms instructor who trained a volunteer security team at the West Freeway...

In this Sept. 28, 2020, booking photo provided by the Williamson County, Texas, Sheriff's office shows Sheriff Robert Chody, who was booked into his jail Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, on a $10,000 bond. A grand jury indicted the Texas sheriff Monday on charges accusing him of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in police custody last year. Chody is facing the third-degree felony charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. (Williamson County Sheriff via AP)

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death

Sep. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series “Live PD," prosecutors said Monday. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody...

Lone detective indicted by Kentucky grand jury in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleads not guilty

Sep. 28, 2020 3:36 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lone detective indicted by Kentucky grand jury in fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleads not guilty.