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Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

May. 14, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd’ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao will be arraigned on...

Columbus reaches $10M settlement for family of Andre Hill

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday. ...

A look at big settlements in US police killings

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer in December, will receive a $10 million settlement from the city of Columbus. Hill, 47, was fatally shot by officer Adam Coy on Dec. 22 as Hill emerged from...

California attorney general will examine killing by police

May. 14, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's new attorney general said Thursday his office will review the fatal shooting of a San Francisco Bay Area man, who police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Attorney General...

NYC mayoral race heats up with 6 weeks to go before primary

May. 13, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than six weeks to go, the Democratic primary that may decide the next mayor of New York City has reached a new stage of unpredictability. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is clinging to front-runner status while City Comptroller Scott...

Pamela Turner's family rallies for justice on anniversary

May. 13, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Family members and supporters of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in a Houston suburb, rallied for justice in her name Thursday, the second anniversary of her death. Demonstrators joined prominent civil rights...

Newspaper looks at police accountability in Vegas-area city

May. 13, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law enforcement officers with years of sustained citizen complaints, allegations of sexual misconduct or criminal arrests are still working in one southern Nevada city, and some have been promoted, a newspaper investigation of discipline and accountability found. ...

NBA creates social justice award, named for Abdul-Jabbar

May. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates what today’s NBA players are doing in their attempts to make the world better, how they’re using their voices and platforms as conduits for change. And going forward, one of those players will be rewarded by a trophy bearing...

Restored Richard Wright novel hits bestseller lists

May. 13, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after his death, Richard Wright is again a bestselling author and very much in line with the present. “The Man Who Lived Underground,” a short novel written in the 1940s and never published in full until this spring, is the...

Utah cop again charged with assault for misusing police dog

May. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City police officer has been charged with aggravated assault a second time for ordering a dog to attack someone who complied with officers’ orders, prosecutors said. K9 Officer Nickolas Pearce was charged Tuesday with lifting up his...