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What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

Apr. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks. While the Senate has already heard testimony from law enforcement leaders who were responsible...

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Apr. 12, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the...

Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case

Apr. 12, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came...

Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to Armando “A.J.” Perez, who rose...

Police ID pedestrian killed in Des Moines area crash

Apr. 12, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have identified a pedestrian killed Sunday morning after he was hit by a car. Weston Bueford, 33, of Des Moines, was in the southbound lanes of the four-lane Hubbell Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle shortly before 5 a.m....

2 police shootings in 2 days in Rockford

Apr. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two separate police shootings in the northern Illinois community of Rockford over the weekend left one man dead and another injured, authorities said. According to the Rockford Register Star, the first shooting happened on at about 5:45 p.m. on...

A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have reached the last day of their annual 90-day session with priority legislation on pandemic relief and police reform already approved. Here is a glance at some of the measures the General Assembly passed this session: PANDEMIC...

Judge declines request to sequester jury at ex-cop’s trial in George Floyd death a day after fatal police shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 10:48 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Judge declines request to sequester jury at ex-cop’s trial in George Floyd death a day after fatal police shooting.

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 12, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Shame on Ohio General Assembly members who prevaricate when asked to lead by example and get vaccinated As a key Greater Clevelander lawmaker recently said, General Assembly members should undergo...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 12, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...