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St. Louis County Council: No confidence in police chief

Apr. 14, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County Council has declared in a split vote that it has has no confidence in county Police Chief Mary Barton. The council’s 4-3 vote Tuesday fell along party lines, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The nonbinding resolution...

Police use pepper spray after protesters breach headquarters

Apr. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police used pepper spray on a small group of people who briefly breached outer doors Tuesday night at the agency's downtown headquarters in Ohio's capital city. The clash followed a largely peaceful protest downtown earlier in the evening...

Judge refuses request to acquit Chauvin in Floyd's death

Apr. 14, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Wednesday turned down a defense request to acquit the former officer in George Floyd's death. Judge Peter Cahill pressed on with the case after Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson argued that prosecutors had failed...

Police: 1 mom threatens another with gun at school drop-off

Apr. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Anyone who has ever negotiated the line of vehicles at a school drop-off zone knows how frustrating the daily process can be. But police in Kansas City, Kansas, say one mom took matters too far when she used a gun to threaten another mother in a school drop-off...

Watchdog lays bare Capitol Police's riot security failures

Apr. 14, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn’t be used, inadequate training and an...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...

Minnesota shooting charging decision awaited, protests go on

Apr. 14, 2021 06:49 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Driver jailed for 22 years for killing 4 Australian police

Apr. 13, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for hitting and killing four police officers on an Australian freeway. Mohinder Singh was drug-effected and sleep-deprived when his truck veered into an emergency stopping lane...