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Media groups protest restrictions for 3 ex-officers' trial

Jan. 18, 2022 20:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citing the risks of the pandemic, U.S....

Grand jury: No indictment in shooting death by Iowa deputy

Jan. 18, 2022 12:39 PM EST

CHELSEA, Iowa (AP) — A Tama County grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by law enforcement in the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy during an armed confrontation last October. The grand jury declined to return an indictment in the shooting that killed...

Do Minnesota cases show it's getting easier to convict cops?

Jan. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First, it was Mohamed Noor — convicted for shooting an unarmed woman who approached his police SUV. Then it was Derek Chauvin, found guilty of murder for using his knee to pin George Floyd to a Minneapolis street as he gasped for air. Last month, it was Kim Potter, guilty of...

Some Michigan counties pause jury trials amid COVID surge

Jan. 17, 2022 13:17 PM EST

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Jury trials have been paused in some western Michigan counties due to a surge in coronavirus cases, court officials said Monday. Chief Judge Mark Trusock said all jury trials in Kent County 17th Circuit Court, based in Grand Rapids, were on hold until...

Ex-NJ police chief granted delay on reporting to prison

Jan. 16, 2022 12:53 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler agreed last week that...

Judge in Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial warns would-be jurors

Jan. 13, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over Michael Avenatti’s trial on charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book deal proceeds twice warned prospective jurors Thursday that perjury charges could result if they don’t honestly fill out a written questionnaire, after a recent trial...

Grand jury will investigate election equipment tampering

Jan. 13, 2022 12:51 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury will investigate allegations of tampering with election equipment and official misconduct in a Colorado county where the clerk is being investigated for an alleged security breach of elections equipment, prosecutors said Thursday. In joint...

Lake County halts jury trials through Jan. 31 over COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Jury trials have been halted through Jan. 31 in Indiana’s second most populous county because of rising local infection rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19, a judge said Wednesday. “We’re doing the best we can under very difficult...

Trial scheduled in fatal health clinic shooting in Minnesota

Jan. 12, 2022 14:09 PM EST

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Minnesota man accused of walking into a medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year. Gregory Ulrich, 68, will stand trial beginning May 16 on charges of murder, attempted...

New trial set for man charged with killing 18 in Dallas area

Jan. 11, 2022 19:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span is set to be retried in April after the first jury to hear a murder case against him deadlocked. The retrial of Billy Chemirmir, 49, in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris is...