Category: Lawsuits

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press (10/25)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press (10/06)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city is pondering a public safety emergency declaration that would allow staff to bypass normal channels to push through reforms involving a scandal-ridden department that is reeling from high crime rates,

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By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press (10/01)

In graphic, matter-of-fact chatter picked up on his body-camera mic, a Louisiana State trooper implicated in the death of a Black man can be heard talking of beating and choking him before “all of a sudden he just went limp.”

“I beat the ever-living f—

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By DYLAN LOVAN, PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press (09/23)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets,

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By DYLAN LOVAN and REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER Associated Press (09/22)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

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By JIM MUSTIAN and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press (09/22)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man.

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press (08/29)

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them.

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