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Ex-Indiana jailer gets probation for driving into protesters

Sep. 22, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana jail officer accused of driving into a group of people in 2020 as they were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been sentenced to probation. A Howard County judge sentenced Christa Redman, 34, on Wednesday to six...

Ex-cop Lane gets 3 years for role in George Floyd's death

Sep. 21, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd became angry when he erroneously thought he might have to register as a predatory offender, saying his role was...

California county bans some crowd control munitions

Sep. 01, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has agreed to ban rubber bullets, bean bags and less-lethal munitions for crowd control as part of a settlement after sheriff’s deputies fired rubber bullets and injured two people protesting police brutality in 2020, the plaintiff’s lawyer...

Police video of fatal encounter shows lack of de-escalation

Aug. 27, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

A caller to 911 in Salt Lake City said a man had come into a brewery in his underwear, tried to steal beer and was running around in the street, posing a danger to himself and to drivers. Police tried to detain the man. Soon, Nykon Brandon was dead. After the Salt Lake City Police...

Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing

Aug. 25, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd's killing may be held under less restrictive conditions. Chauvin was...

Officers won’t face any charges in Rayshard Brooks shooting

Aug. 23, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Two white Atlanta police officers who clashed with Rayshard Brooks acted reasonably during the 2020 encounter that ended with the 27-year-old Black man's fatal shooting, a specially appointed prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing his decision not to pursue charges against them....

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beating

Aug. 23, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they have started a civil rights investigation following the suspension of three Arkansas law enforcement officers after a video posted on social media showed two of them beating a man while a third officer held him on the ground. ...

Iowa council member countersues police over protest arrest

Aug. 17, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who took the unusual step earlier this year of suing several people who participated in a 2020 protest following a Minneapolis officer's killing of George Floyd. Councilwoman Indira Sheumaker's...

Ex-cop Lane will report to Colorado prison in Floyd killing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, will do his time at a low-security federal prison camp in Colorado. A court order Tuesday directs Lane to report to the Federal...

2 ex-cops charged in George Floyd killing reject plea deals

Aug. 15, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year sentences, setting the stage for trial in October. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are charged...