Category: Police Brutality/Abuse of Authority

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press (11/05)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City commissioners in Portland, Oregon on Thursday rejected a budget amendment that would have slashed another $18 million from the Portland Police Bureau amid months of racial justice protests and shifted the money to the city’s pandemic response.

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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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Associated Press (10/23)

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester’s head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against using excessive force,

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By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI Associated Press (10/20)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force,

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Associated Press (10/19)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A taskforce charged with examining Pittsburgh’s policing policies in the wake of protests over police brutality that erupted in the city and across the country this summer has issued a report recommending dozens of reforms including practicing de-escalation,

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By BRUCE SCHREINER, REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN Associated Press (10/07)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing,

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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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