By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/10 — California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 12/06 — Gunshots that wounded two people and sparked the fatal Thanksgiving day police shooting of a black man in a shopping mall erupted from an “ongoing thing”
By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) 06/19 — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members,
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 05/30 — Police in Ohio’s capital city say two officers who fatally shot a black man last summer followed department policy on using force.Read more »
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) 04/20 — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.
By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 03/09 — A white police officer whose body camera recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina.
By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) 12/14 — The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of hearings beginning Thursday in Chicago and could determine whether agencies curtail or even abandon their use nationwide.
By DAKE KANG, Associated Press OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) 12/10 — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson’s Bakery, a century-old,
By KEN RITTER , Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 09/30 — Police acted appropriately and professionally detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett when he ran from a casino as officers searched for an active shooter following a report of gunfire at an after-hours club on the Las Vegas Strip,Read more »
HONOLULU (AP) 09/22 — A former Delaware death-row inmate who brought an 18-year-old Delaware man to Hawaii to get a fresh start says the teen has been falsely accused of a deadly shooting because he’s black.Isaiah McCoy said Jordan Smith is not the triggerman police say fired about 10 rounds from an assault rifle at a group of people standing outside a Waikiki club on Saturday.Read more »
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city has paid $95,000 to settle a lawsuit by a black college student who said he was wrongly shocked with a stun gun after police stopped to question him about a robbery.Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 09/07 —Police in this tourist-driven city with a history of racially charged incidents were hit again Thursday with questions about bias,Read more »
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) 08/24 — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 p.m.
CINCINNATI (AP) 08/01 — The union representing a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop is seeking his reinstatement with University of Cincinnati police.
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/30 — A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department’s new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes,
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 04/07 — The Trump Justice Department expressed “grave concerns” about an agreement the Obama administration reached with the city of Baltimore to overhaul its police department in the wake of the racially explosive Freddie Gray case.
JULIET LINDERMAN and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 04/04 — Baltimore’s mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city’s police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) 02/27 — A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.
JULIET LINDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 01/13 — The scathing findings of a federal investigation into Baltimore police practices after the death of a shackled man in a transport van and the court-enforceable agreement to improve policing in the city speak to much broader failures rooted in the culture of the long-troubled agency.
LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 01/11 — The so-called “Ferguson effect” — officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact — has been talked about but never really quantified.