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Tyre Nichols' mom, chief: Women on two sides of a tragedy

Feb. 05, 2023 09:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols ’ mother was just steps away from her son but couldn't hear his anguished cries. Beaten and broken, struggling to survive, Nichols had called out for her as five Memphis Police Department officers punched him, kicked him, and hit him with a...

Man sentenced for stealing police rifle during protests

Feb. 04, 2023 12:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 26-year-old Everett, Washington man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison for stealing a high-powered rifle from a Seattle police vehicle during protests after George Floyd was killed in 2020. Jacob D. Little pulled the rifle out of a heavily damaged police...

Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

Feb. 03, 2023 14:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights. ...

Biden, Black caucus agree on path forward on police reform

Feb. 02, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left a meeting Thursday with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with an agreement on how to address the issue of policing in America after the recent killing of Tyre Nichols. “We have agreement on how...

At Nichols' funeral, Black America's grief on public display

Feb. 02, 2023 20:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church. “We love you, Tyre,” the drummers chanted, referring to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man...

ACLU settles two lawsuits of police abuse cases in Louisiana

Feb. 02, 2023 18:36 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana...

High court offers bonuses, debt relief to lure police hires

Feb. 02, 2023 06:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court police officers last fall staffed a table at Washington's armory, where runners picked up their numbers and T-shirts for the Army 10-Miler road race. The officers were promoting an entirely different kind of competition, seeking to recruit new officers in a tight...

Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Feb. 01, 2023 18:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols' family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and heartfelt tributes Wednesday, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police. Nichols’...

Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

Live updates | Funeral for Tyre Nichols

Feb. 01, 2023 16:38 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Live Updates on the funeral for Tyre Nichols (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Many mourners wiped away tears as Tyre Nichols ' sisters, brothers and parents shared their memories at the funeral of the Black man who died after being beaten by Memphis...