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Minneapolis approves officer pay raise years after calls to defund the police

Jul. 18, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Years after a movement to defund the Minneapolis Police Department and a severe officer shortage in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the city approved a contract Thursday that would make Minneapolis officers among the highest-paid in the region. The...

'I can't breathe': Eric Garner remembered on the 10th anniversary of his chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years after Eric Garner ’s death at the hands of New York City police officers made “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry, loved ones on Wednesday remembered his life and legacy. “I want people to remember him and remember that he was the one that helped...

Calls for justice grow in death of Black man outside Milwaukee hotel as GOP convention approaches

Jul. 10, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

Calls for justice in the death of a Black man who was pinned to the ground during a struggle with security guards at a Milwaukee hotel are growing as thousands of GOP supporters and protesters are expected to gather in the city for the Republican National Convention. D'Vontaye...

Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy for Black man who died after being held down by Milwaukee hotel guards

Jul. 10, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled deliver a eulogy for a Black man who died last month after being pinned to the ground by hotel security guards in Milwaukee, his office said Tuesday. The death of D'Vontaye Mitchell has drawn comparisons to the murder of George...

Atlanta City Council approves settlement of $2M for students pulled from car during 2020 protests

Jul. 01, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council has approved the payment of a settlement of $2 million to two college students who were shocked with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in downtown traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's killing. The City Council on...

Two Texas jail guards are indicted by a county grand jury in the asphyxiation death of an inmate

Jun. 29, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

Two county jail guards have been indicted on murder charges for the asphyxiation death of an inmate in Texas. The indictments, dated Tuesday, charge Joel Garcia, 48, and Rafael Moreno Jr., 37, in the April death of 31-year-old former Marine Anthony Johnson Jr. at the Tarrant County...

4 Missouri prison guards charged with murder, and a fifth with manslaughter, in death of Black man

Jun. 28, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four Missouri prison guards were charged Friday with murder, and a fifth with accessory to involuntary manslaughter, in the December death of a Black man who was pepper sprayed, had his face covered with a mask and was left in a position that caused him to suffocate while in...

Texas court denies request to reconsider governor's pardon in BLM demonstrator's killing

Jun. 26, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Wednesday denied a request to consider whether to reverse Gov. Greg Abbott’s pardon of a man who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter demonstrator. The decision from the the all-Republican Court of Criminal Appeals on...

Judge upholds North Carolina's anti-rioting law, dismisses civil liberties suit

Jun. 26, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a civil rights group challenging North Carolina's anti-rioting law, whose criminal penalties were raised last year by state legislators. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina sued over the law,...

Jury awards $700k to Seattle protesters jailed for writing anti-police slogans in chalk on barricade

Jun. 25, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

Four protesters who were jailed for writing anti-police graffiti in chalk on a temporary barricade near a Seattle police precinct have been awarded nearly $700,000 after a federal court jury decided their civil rights were violated. The Jan. 1, 2021, arrests of the four followed the...