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Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

$3.2M settlement reached in police killing of Daunte Wright

Jun. 22, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis city has agreed to pay $3.2 million to the family of Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer who said she confused her gun for her Taser. The tentative settlement also includes changes in police...

Judge resets trial to Oct. 24 for 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rescheduled the state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s killing to Oct. 24 to resolve dueling requests for a new trial date after the state sought to start it as soon as this summer while a defense lawyer asked to delay it...

Chicago's top cop seeks officer's firing over mall arrest

Jun. 16, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer accused of dragging a Black woman from a car by her hair and kneeling on her back and neck during a period of protests and unrest following George Floyd's killing should be fired, the head of the police department told a civilian oversight board. ...

Michigan cop charged with murder in Lyoya's death is fired

Jun. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan police officer charged with murder after shooting Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head has been fired, officials said Wednesday. Christopher Schurr, a Grand Rapids officer for seven years, waived his right to a hearing and was dismissed, effective last...

Confederate flag-toting man, son convicted in Capitol riot

Jun. 15, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday convicted a Confederate flag-toting man and his son of charges that they stormed the U.S. Capitol together during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, to obstruct Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory. U.S. District Judge...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. ...

Brazil police arrest 2nd suspect for Amazon's missing pair

Jun. 14, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's federal police said Tuesday they arrested a second suspect in connection with the disappearance of an Indigenous expert and a British journalist in a remote area of the Amazon. The suspect, Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, 41, is a fisherman...

Officer hailed as hero testifies at Capitol riot trial

Jun. 13, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer lauded for his bravery during the U.S. Capitol riot testified Monday that a man carrying a Confederate battle flag jabbed at him with the flagpole before joining the mob that chased him up a staircase. In his first public testimony since the Jan....

Police tortured suspect in Amazon disappearance, family says

Jun. 11, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Family members of the sole person to be arrested in the disappearance of a British journalist and Indigenous official in the Amazon said Friday that he was innocent and alleged that police were torturing him to try to force a confession. Freelance...