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Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

Feb. 03, 2023 14:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights. ...

LeBron’s off-court legacy complements his basketball success

Feb. 03, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Mya Smiley is a student at the University of Akron thanks to an assist from LeBron James, and she is determined upon graduation to become a social worker that helps foster kids. Her education and career path would not have been possible, the sophomore says, were it not for a...

Dutch slavery exhibition to open at UN headquarters

Feb. 03, 2023 03:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A landmark exhibition on slavery in the Dutch colonial era that was first staged at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is going on display at the United Nations in New York. The show, titled “Slavery. Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery,” will open in...

Biden, Black caucus agree on path forward on police reform

Feb. 02, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left a meeting Thursday with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with an agreement on how to address the issue of policing in America after the recent killing of Tyre Nichols. “We have agreement on how...

High court offers bonuses, debt relief to lure police hires

Feb. 02, 2023 06:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court police officers last fall staffed a table at Washington's armory, where runners picked up their numbers and T-shirts for the Army 10-Miler road race. The officers were promoting an entirely different kind of competition, seeking to recruit new officers in a tight...

Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

2nd man pleads guilty in death of teen near Minnesota school

Feb. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of a 15-year-old outside a suburban Minneapolis school in a shooting that also seriously injured another teen. Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He made...

Fate of last ex-cop charged in Floyd murder lies with judge

Feb. 01, 2023 12:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd said in court filings Tuesday that his client is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted on state charges of aiding and abetting...

Tyre Nichols case shows officers still fail to intervene

Jan. 31, 2023 08:51 AM EST

As five Memphis police officers attacked Tyre Nichols with their feet, fists and a baton, others milled around at the scene, even as the 29-year-old cried out in pain and then slumped limply against the side of a car. Just like the attack on George Floyd in Minneapolis nearly three...

Trump says beating of Nichols 'never should have happened'

Jan. 28, 2023 23:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said the footage of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers is “horrible” and that the attack “never should have happened.” “I thought it was terrible. He was in such trouble. He...