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Court brings back NYC ban on police restraint during arrests

May. 19, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court reinstated a New York City law Thursday that prohibits the city’s police officers from putting pressure on a person’s torso while making an arrest, reversing a lower court ruling that labeled the measure as “unconstitutionally vague.” A...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Ex-judge to head office probing Washington police shootings

May. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former judge and prosecutor is being appointed to oversee Washington state’s new independent office to review cases where police use deadly force — the first such agency in the U.S. Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that Roger Rogoff, who spent nearly two decades...

Report: Significant gains seen in Albuquerque police reforms

May. 15, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a marked departure from his recent findings, the independent monitor overseeing the Albuquerque Police Department reforms wrote in his latest report that he saw — “perhaps for the first time” — a serious willingness to identify and correct behavior that is...

Biden urges local leaders to boost public safety spending

May. 13, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by law enforcement officials and local leaders in the Rose Garden, President Joe Biden said Friday his administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package is boosting public safety by investing in police departments. “The answer is not to defund...

London police: Over 100 fines issued in UK 'partygate' probe

May. 12, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of fines issued over breaches of coronavirus regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence, has expanded to more than 100, London’s Metropolitan Police force said Thursday. Johnson admitted last...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 04, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Crime requires strategic response DFL and GOP take different approaches. Minnesota needs both. Violent crime is uppermost in many Minnesotans’ minds these days, and lawmakers are keenly aware of...

Murder trial for WA officer postponed; family protests delay

Apr. 29, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County judge said Friday that the murder trial of a suburban Seattle police officer will be delayed again. Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps said Friday a heavy caseload and the resolution of complex legal issues involved in Officer Jeff Nelson’s...

Boise accountability office releases 2017 shooting report

Apr. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The recently formed Office of Police Accountability for the city of Boise has released a report on a March 2017 shooting that found the six officers involved acted in self-defense. The accountability office formed in July 2021 and recently came under scrutiny...