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Past high-profile trials suggest stress and potential pitfalls for Georgia judge handling Trump case

Sep. 25, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Judge Peter Cahill hardly slept during the six weeks he presided over the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd. Cameras in the courtroom broadcast the veteran Minnesota judge’s every word to a global audience. Outside,...

5 former officers charged with federal civil rights violations in Tyre Nichols beating death

Sep. 13, 2023 06:26 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five former Memphis police officers were charged Tuesday with federal civil rights violations in the beating death of Tyre Nichols as they continue to fight second-degree murder charges in state courts arising from the killing. Tadarrius Bean, Desmond Mills,...

Myon Burrell, who was sent to prison for life as a teen but set free in 2020, is arrested

Aug. 29, 2023 19:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Myon Burrell, who was sent to prison for life as a teenager but was set free after 18 years behind bars, was arrested in a Minneapolis suburb Tuesday after police said they found a handgun and drugs in his SUV. Burrell, now 37, was released in 2020 after...

Arkansas man pleads guilty to firebombing police cars during George Floyd protests

Aug. 23, 2023 16:28 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community activist accused in the firebombings of police cars after the 2020 murder of George Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. Mujera Benjamin Lung'aho, 33, of North Little Rock, pleaded to one count of malicious destruction of a...

Ex-Minneapolis officer unrepentant as he gets nearly 5 years in George Floyd killing

Aug. 07, 2023 15:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tou Thao, the last former Minneapolis police officer convicted in state court for his role in the killing of George Floyd, did not show any repentance or admit any wrongdoing as he was sentenced Monday to 4 years and 9 months. Thao had previously testified that...

Judge sentences ex-Minneapolis officer Tou Thao to nearly 5 years on state charge for his role in George Floyd’s killing

Aug. 07, 2023 10:43 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Judge sentences ex-Minneapolis officer Tou Thao to nearly 5 years on state charge for his role in George Floyd’s killing.

Missouri school board that voted to drop anti-racism resolution might consider a revised version

Jul. 26, 2023 13:36 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The president of the Missouri school board that voted to revoke its anti-racism resolution now says the resolution could be kept, but revised. The Francis Howell School Board in 2020 adopted a resolution against racism at the height of the national reckoning...

911 workers say centers are understaffed, struggling to hire and plagued by burnout

Jul. 25, 2023 09:02 AM EDT

Emergency call center workers say their centers are understaffed, struggling to fill vacancies and plagued by worker burnout, according to a national survey released Tuesday. The survey conducted by the National Emergency Number Association in conjunction with Carbyne, a cloud...

Today in History: July 25, Concorde crashes near Paris, killing 109

Jul. 25, 2023 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2023. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1972, the notorious Tuskegee syphilis experiment came to light as The Associated Press reported that...

Minneapolis police reforms leader hired following George Floyd's murder retiring after a year

Jul. 21, 2023 15:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The law enforcement veteran appointed to oversee reforms at the Minneapolis police department in the wake of George Floyd's killing plans to retire in September after enduring sharp criticism in his first year on the job. Community Safety Commissioner Cedric...