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Minneapolis mayor faces voters with policing on their minds

Oct. 28, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was the face of the city through some of its darkest days — the death of George Floyd under an officer's knee last year and rioting that marred the ensuing protests, including the burning of a police precinct after Frey ordered officers to...

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

Oct. 27, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot. It had been three days since...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...

Judge in Chauvin trial to release names of jurors on Nov. 1

Oct. 25, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Monday that he will make the names of 15 jurors and alternates who sat in the courtroom public next week. Judge Peter Cahill's order said he will make the...

Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

Oct. 22, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was...

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

Oct. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was...

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault behind her home is set to be sentenced on a lesser charge after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew widespread attention...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Judge won't lower bail in case of apparent road-rage killing

Oct. 19, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to lower bail for a Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a Twin Cities man on a Minnesota highway after an apparent road-rage incident. Jamal L. Smith, 33, is being held on $3.5 million bond in connection with the July...