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Report faults Seattle police response to protests

Jul. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A report on the Seattle Police Department’s response to racial justice protests says officers need to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and...

Honolulu police back in court after fatal shooting of teen

Jul. 21, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge began hearing from witnesses Tuesday to determine whether there is probable cause for murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy. On April 5, police shot and...

Editorial Roundup Illinois

Jul. 20, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. July 18, 2021. Editorial: Another inspector general faces reality, says goodbye What’s the point of trying to do a job that can’t be done well? Former appellate court Justice Carol Pope last week...

Colombia announces police reforms aimed at stemming abuses

Jul. 19, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday announced reforms to the nation’s police forces that are meant to improve accountability and decrease human rights abuses, following weeks of protests in which officers were accused of killing at least two dozen...

Grand Rapids man convicted in attack on conservation officer

Jul. 17, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BALDWIN, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man has been convicted of kicking a state conservation officer in the head during an escape attempt after the officer arrested him following a northern Michigan car crash. A Lake County jury convicted Devinci Osiris Dumas, 21, on...

North Carolina detention officer in hospital after assault

Jul. 17, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A detention officer at a North Carolina jail was hospitalized after he was attacked by an inmate, a sheriff's office said. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the attack on the officer at the county jail occurred...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 14, 2021. Editorial: Out of reach A report issued this week shows just how challenging the rental market in Vermont has become. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, full-time...

Man files civil rights lawsuit against MBTA, 3 officers

Jul. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who says he was beaten by transit police in 2018 has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the MBTA and three of its officers. Anthony Watson, who was homeless when he was allegedly beaten on a Red Line train in Dorchester and held in jail for...

Ex-St. Louis officer gets probation in colleague's beating

Jul. 16, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to three years of probation for her role in the beating of a Black, undercover police officer during a 2017 protest. Bailey Colletta was sentenced Thursday in federal court after pleading guilty ...

Police, civil rights groups settle Missouri protester case

Jul. 14, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, have agreed as part of a lawsuit settlement to stop banning protesters from returning to areas in the city where the protests were held, civil rights groups said Wednesday. The ACLU of Missouri and the MacArthur...