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Charges dismissed against police officer in summer protest

Jan. 15, 2021 2:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a Philadelphia police officer who was accused of striking a protester in the head with a metal baton during a racial injustice demonstration. Police Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna, 54, was suspended after a video showed him hitting the protester last...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator raises their fist as others gather to protest the death of George Floyd near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Comparison between Capitol siege, BLM protests is denounced

Jan. 14, 2021 8:29 PM EST

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's Black Lives Matter protests of racial injustice. Republican lawmakers defending President Donald Trump made the comparison again Wednesday while building...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

Man injured after exchanging gunfire with Minneapolis police

Jan. 14, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a gun at someone was injured after exchanging gunfire with officers in Minneapolis on Thursday, police said. The man was arrested on multiple counts of probable cause second-degree assault and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were...

Police contract talks with city of Portland begin

Jan. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City negotiators Wednesday opened Portland police contract talks by seeking new educational requirements for officers pursuing promotions, greater latitude for city officials to speak publicly about alleged misconduct and police performance evaluations that could lead to discipline....

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police guards the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Jan. 14, 2021 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police guards the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Jan. 13, 2021 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is administered to personal support worker Anita Quidangen by registered nurse Hiwot Arfaso at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 9:39 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. An attorney at the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal firm says Levin died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, the...

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.  Chauvin, who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for several minutes, will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.  (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone

Jan. 12, 2021 3:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck for minutes will be tried separately from the three other former officers accused in his death, according to an order filed Tuesday that cites limited courtroom space due to COVID-19 restrictions. Derek Chauvin...

Minneapolis police union president to retire early

Jan. 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minneapolis police union, frequently attacked by opponents after George Floyd's death as an obstacle to needed changes in the department, said Monday he is retiring. Lt. Bob Kroll confirmed the announcement in a text to The Associated Press. He didn't immediately respond...