Minneapolis Abandons Plan to Pay Influencers During Officers’ Trials

The city had faced criticism over plans to pay social media influencers $2,000 each to fight misinformation during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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Minneapolis Will Pay Influencers to Fight Misinformation During Officers’ Trials

The city will pay six social media influencers $2,000 each to share messages during the trials of Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.

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43 Cases, No Convictions: Prosecuting the Police Falters in New York

The Daniel Prude case is the latest example of the challenges prosectors face when they try to hold police officers accountable.

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Manslaughter Charge for Officer Accused of Shooting Man in the Back

An Oklahoma City police sergeant fired three shots “unnecessarily” at a man “as he was running away,” officials said.

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Angelo Quinto Died After Police Knelt on Him for 5 Minutes, Family Says

Shortly before he lost consciousness, Angelo Quinto, 30, asked officers not to kill him, according to a wrongful-death claim filed by his family against the City of Antioch.

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Daniel Prude’s Death: History Has ‘Repeated Itself’

None of the officers involved in the death of a Black man in Rochester has been charged with a crime.

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Daniel Prude’s Case and Death: What We Know

For months, officials in Rochester, N.Y., tried to keep body camera footage of the police encounter that led to his death from becoming public. A grand jury declined to bring an indictment against the officers involved.

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Daniel Prude’s Death Leads to No Charges for Police

Mr. Prude, a Black man who was having an apparent psychotic episode, died after police officers placed a mesh hood over his head and pinned him to the ground, leading to widespread protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Man Shoved by Officers During Protest Sues Buffalo Police

Martin Gugino, then 75, was pushed to the ground by officers during a protest against police violence last year. A video of the episode, which left Mr. Gugino with a fractured skull, circulated widely online.

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George Floyd’s Death: With New Grand Jury, DOJ Ramps Up Investigation

As the state murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the death of George Floyd, approaches, the federal government has accelerated its own investigation.

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Independent Report Is Highly Critical of Colorado Police in Death of Elijah McClain

A panel commissioned by the Aurora City Council also found “serious concerns” with an internal police investigation into the 2019 death of Mr. McClain.

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Lukashenko Jails 2 Journalists in Belarus for Covering Protests

After crushing mass demonstrations calling for his ouster, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has engaged in a broad crackdown on dissent and stepped up retaliation against critics.

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Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

A federal court ruling moves New York City closer to releasing a vast trove of records regarding police misconduct, a major milestone in a decades-long fight.

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George Floyd Image With the Words ‘You Take My Breath Away’ Prompts Internal Police Investigation

The Valentine-style image was “passed around” the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said.

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Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Buffalo Police Officers Accused of Shoving Protester

The officers had been charged with assault after a widely shared video showed them pushing Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old protester who landed hard on the sidewalk.

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Eric Garner’s Mother Endorses Raymond McGuire for Mayor

Gwen Carr said she was endorsing Ray McGuire because his financial background could help him lead New York’s recovery and make the city a “safer place.”

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The Killing of George Floyd Tore Minneapolis Apart. Now Comes the Trial.

As attorney general, William P. Barr rejected a plea deal days after Mr. Floyd died, worried protesters would view it as lenient. Derek Chauvin had agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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4 Louisiana Troopers Arrested on Charges of Using Excessive Force

The state troopers, who are also accused of deactivating their body cameras during arrests in 2019 and 2020, will remain on administrative leave, according to the Louisiana State Police.

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Idaho Officer Killed Man at His Home After Mistaking His Identity, Police Say

The shooting took place in the backyard of a home in Idaho Falls, where police officers were searching for a man who fled a traffic stop on Monday morning.

#idaho, #idaho-falls-idaho, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Chile Police Shooting Leads to Protests in Southern Town

Buildings were burned in the southern town of Panguipulli after the fatal shooting, which was captured on video.

#chile, #fires-and-firefighters, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Fired Over Racist Online Rants

An investigation found that Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel had used racial slurs against former President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biracial son.

#anti-semitism, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Former Columbus Police Officer Is Charged With Murder of Andre Hill

Adam Coy fatally shot Andre Hill in December within seconds of approaching him in a garage.

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They Supported ‘Defund the Police.’ Then the Mayoral Campaign Began.

Most of the leading mayoral candidates have been wary of embracing the “defund the police” movement, which has lost some mainstream political momentum.

#elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

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People Died at the Capitol. Can Rioters be Charged?

Federal law provides a way to charge people in cases of deaths that they did not directly cause. But it is a limited provision that has raised questions about complicity and fairness.

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‘Don’t Kill Me’: Others Tell of Abuse by Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd

New firsthand accounts accuse Derek Chauvin, the police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck in Minneapolis, of using similar tactics on detainees over the years.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #marshall-project-the, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Police Chief and Officer Ousted After Racist Remarks Caught on Body Camera

The remarks by the chief and patrolman in Hamilton, Ga., were discovered after a city worker found the footage on a camera that had been thought to be malfunctioning.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #gene-allmond, #hamilton-ga, #john-brooks, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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California Sheriff’s Deputy Is Charged With Faking Attack

Sukhdeep Gill, a Santa Clara County deputy who claimed that he had been shot in his body camera last year, was charged with fabricating the attack, prosecutors said.

#attacks-on-police, #cameras, #gill-sukhdeep, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #santa-clara-county-calif

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New Prosecutor Does Not Want Rayshard Brooks Case

Pointing to the conduct of the district attorney she defeated last year, Fani Willis concluded her office should not pursue the case against a former Atlanta officer who killed Mr. Brooks.

#atlanta-ga, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #district-attorneys, #fulton-county-ga, #howard-paul-l-jr, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rolfe-garrett-atlanta-ga-police-officer, #willis-fani

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N.Y.P.D. Officer Solicited Sexual Photos From 46 Minors, U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors said Officer Carmine Simpson posed as a 17-year-old online and coaxed dozens of teenagers to send him sexual videos and photos.

#child-pornography, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #sex-crimes, #text-messaging

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Police Officer Who Resigned After Fatal Shootings Is Hired as Sheriff’s Deputy

Protests erupted in Wisconsin after the officer, Joseph Mensah, killed a teenager in February — his third fatal shooting in five years. He resigned but was sworn in on Monday as a deputy in a nearby county.

#cole-alvin-d-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #mensah-joseph, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #waukesha-county-wis, #wauwatosa-wis

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Groups Put French State on Legal Notice Over Police Racism

In a first, six nongovernmental organizations are taking legal steps to force an overhaul of the country’s policing.

#amnesty-international, #discrimination, #france, #human-rights-watch, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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6 More Houston Police Officers Charged After Fatal 2019 Raid

The indictments brought the total number of officers charged after the January 2019 killing of a couple to 12. Two face murder counts.

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$200,000 Settlement for Texas Man Pepper-Sprayed While Recording Son’s Traffic Stop

An alleged racial profiling of a Latino man quickly escalated and led to the demotion of a police sergeant.

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Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reid-eric-1991, #san-francisco-49ers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #super-bowl, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting

With a mob approaching, a police lieutenant fatally shot a woman trying to vault through a window near the House Chamber.

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Philippine Drug Raid Leaves 13 Dead

Officials said 12 suspects and a police officer were killed in the shootout, the bloodiest episode in years in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

#duterte-rodrigo, #maguindanao-philippines, #philippines, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Jimmie Rodgers, Who Sang ‘Honeycomb’ and Other Hits, Dies at 87

His crossover appeal landed him on the charts often in the 1950s and ’60s, but a violent incident in 1967 derailed his career.

#branson-mo, #country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #honeycomb-song, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #pop-and-rock-music, #rodgers-jimmie-1933-2020

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Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71

He devoted his life to pursuing the truth about the tragic events of May 4, 1970, and to keeping them in the public eye.

#canfora-alan, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kent-ohio, #kent-state-university, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #vietnam-war

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My Grandfather Was a Good Cop. Or Was He?

I idolized him and his larger-than-life role in law enforcement. It’s more complicated now.

#cook-county-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grandparents, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Parents Sue Louisiana Sheriff and Deputies Over Autistic Son’s Death

According to the lawsuit, Eric Parsa, a 16-year-old with severe autism, died after deputies sat on him — one after another — for a total of nine minutes while trying to restrain him.

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protest Policing

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protests and Demands Monitor

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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The Capitol Police Had One Mission. Now the Force Is in Crisis.

The department’s performance during the rampage at the Capitol has cast a harsh light on an agency that has been unused to public scrutiny.

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No Charges for Second Officer Involved in Shooting of Oscar Grant, D.A. Says

Months after the Bay Area authorities reopened an investigation into the 2009 shooting, the Alameda County district attorney said a former transit officer, Anthony Pirone, would not face charges.

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Memphis Police Officer Is Charged With Kidnapping and Murder

Patric Ferguson, who had been with the department for over two years, kidnapped a man in the back of a squad car and shot him, the authorities said.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #memphis-tenn, #memphis-police-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patric-ferguson, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #robert-howard

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Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Kamala Harris’s niece is building her own empire with statement T-shirts. Just don’t define her by her family.

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Officers Who Handcuffed Black Family Won’t Be Charged, Prosecutors Say

The encounter with the Aurora, Colo., police in August was recorded on a widely shared video that showed four children lying on the ground in a parking lot, crying and screaming as several officers stood over them.

#aurora-colo, #black-people, #dasko-darian, #gilliam-brittney, #mcclain-elijah-d-2019, #moen-madisen, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-aurora-colo

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‘What a Joke.’ Black Lives Matter Activists Note Contrast in Police Response at Capitol

BLM activists said the tepid response from law enforcement officers to mostly white protesters stood in stark contrast to the aggressive tactics they have endured for years.

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Who Was Ashli Babbitt? Woman Killed in Capitol Embraced Trump, QAnon

After 14 years in the military, Ashli Babbitt bought a pool supply company and delved into far-right politics.

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Body Camera Video Shows Fatal Shooting of Unarmed California Man by Police

The Modesto police officer who fired the deadly shots was responding to a 911 call from Trevor Seever’s sister, who said her brother had recently sent a threatening message to their mother.

#deaths-fatalities, #lamantia-joseph, #modesto-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #seever-trevor-1991-2020, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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