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Alabama jury deliberates fate of officer charged with murder

May. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Thursday in the trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder for fatally shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head three years ago. Prosecutors argued Huntsville Officer William Darby, 27,...

Commendations, minor reprimands for officer in Wright death

May. 06, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The service file of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright includes a commendation for safely resolving an incident involving a suicidal man, as well as a handful of reprimands for driving mishaps. ...

Concrete wall around Seattle police precinct comes down

May. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A concrete wall put up around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct during last summer’s protests against police brutality on Capitol Hill has been removed and replaced by a tall security fence. City transportation workers this week started...

Firing of Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed

May. 05, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow its own procedures for disciplinary actions. Garrett Rolfe was fired last...

Alabama officer charged with murder takes stand in trial

May. 05, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a suicidal man. Huntsville Officer William Darby testified on his own behalf Wednesday, telling jurors he opened fire after...

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

May. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty verdict, experts say. But...

Myanmar's military disappearing young men to crush uprising

May. 05, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Myanmar’s security forces moved in and the street lamps went black. In house after house, people shut off their lights. Darkness swallowed the block. Huddled inside her home  in this neighborhood of Yangon, 19-year-old Shwe dared to...

Chauvin juror defends participation in Washington protest

May. 03, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd on Monday defended his participation in a protest last summer in Washington, D.C., following online speculation about his motives for serving on the jury and whether it might be grounds for...

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...

The Latest: Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Derby win

May. 01, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. Medina Spirit has won the 147th Kentucky Derby by a half-length over Mandaloun, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob...