Detective Expected to Plead Guilty Over Warrant in Breonna Taylor Raid

Kelly Goodlett, who helped apply for a warrant for the fatal raid, would be the first officer convicted in the case.

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Mexico City Declared Police Abuse Over. Reports of Misconduct Kept Rising.

The police and city officials have turned a blind eye to misconduct, current and former police officials say — leaving victims of abuse, many of them poor, with little recourse.

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Breonna Taylor Raid Puts Focus on Officers Who Lie for Search Warrants

When warrants are based on misstated evidence or outright lies, the consequences can be disastrous. Prosecutors say that’s what happened in Ms. Taylor’s case.

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Four Officers Face Federal Charges in Breonna Taylor Raid

The police fatally shot Ms. Taylor during a nighttime raid on her apartment in Louisville, Ky. Officials said two officers had lied in order to get a search warrant for Ms. Taylor’s home.

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Ex-Officer Who Helped Pin George Floyd Is Sentenced to Prison

A judge sentenced J. Alexander Kueng, who held Mr. Floyd down with his knee, to three years in prison. Another officer is expected to be sentenced soon.

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He Fought Boston’s Blue Wall of Silence. Now He’s the Commissioner.

Boston’s new police commissioner, Michael Cox, was the victim of an assault by fellow officers who mistook him for a suspect.

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A Day of Mourning in Ohio, Where a Young Black Man Was Killed by Police

Protesters have gathered regularly in downtown Akron since the death of Jayland Walker. The city has imposed a nightly curfew.

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Security Forces in China Attack Protesters Seeking Frozen Funds

After a rare mass demonstration, bank depositors demanding their money back were beaten, kicked to the ground and dragged away in the city of Zhengzhou.

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Federal Action May Finally Fix the N.Y.P.D.’s Sex Crimes Unit

The work of holding law enforcement agencies accountable is arduous but vital.

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Body Camera Footage of Jayland Walker Shooting Raises Questions

Mr. Walker’s family urged calm as protests continued in Akron, Ohio.

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Akron Police Officers Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Jayland Walker

A lawyer for the family of the victim, Jayland Walker, said he was struck dozens of times. The Ohio city braced for protests as footage of the shooting is expected to be released Sunday.

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A Young Black Man is Paralyzed and New Haven Officers are Investigated

Randy Cox, 36, was being transported in a police van when it came to a sudden stop on June 19. He is now in the hospital, barely able to move.

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Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Our Racial Reckoning Could Have Come Sooner. What Made 2020 Different?

The murder of George Floyd, a pandemic and social media released a storm.

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Justice Dept. Is Investigating Louisiana Police Over Accusations of Abuse

Similar investigations are underway into the Minneapolis Police Department in connection with the killing of George Floyd and the Louisville Police Department’s actions leading up to the shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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Aware of Injuries Inside, Uvalde Police Waited to Confront Gunman

More than a dozen students remained alive for over an hour before officers entered their classrooms. The commander feared a risk to officers’ lives, new documents show.

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Charging Decision Expected in Michigan Police Killing of Black Man

Patrick Lyoya was fatally shot by a white Grand Rapids officer during a traffic stop, renewing a national debate about police conduct and use of force.

#black-people, #grand-rapids-mich, #lyoya-patrick-d-2022, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #schurr-christopher-1990, #stun-guns

Democrats Face Pressure on Crime from Their Own Base

Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.

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Asian and Black Communities Have a Long History of Shared Solidarity

Stories of loss, struggle, change and hope are the most powerful tools we have to understand one another and bridge what divides us.

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A Cafe in Philippines is Devoted to Duterte’s Drug War Victims

Served along with the lattes are personal stories from the staff, who are relatives of those who died in some of the thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

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Roxane Gay: The Uvalde Shooting Shows America’s Deep Incivility

There is nothing more uncivilized than the political establishment’s inurement to the constancy of mass shootings.

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On George Floyd Anniversary, Biden Set to Issue Policing Order

The order would direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct.

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Justice Dept. Orders Agents to Intervene if They See Police Violence

The changes, the first to the department’s use-of-force policy in 18 years, follow the murder of George Floyd and other incidents of policy brutality.

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A Trooper’s Lethal Force Was Justified by His Boss’s Wife: The Prosecutor

A Pennsylvania district attorney is married to the former supervisor of Jay Splain, a state trooper responsible for four deadly shootings over the past 15 years.

#conflicts-of-interest, #graf-pier-hess, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-state-police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #splain-jay

Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Former Minneapolis Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Police Fatally Shoot a Man in the Bronx, Officials Say

The death came just days after officers in the borough killed a 25-year-old man who officials said had fired first during a chase.

#crime-and-criminals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #south-bronx-bronx-ny

‘Spend This Money’: Biden Calls on States to Devote Stimulus Funds to Police

Ahead of the midterm elections, President Biden is making a forceful push to show he is a defender of law enforcement.

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Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh

As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

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Police Officer Is Shot in the Bronx

The New York Police Department said the officer had been shot in the arm as he and a partner chased a man. They returned fire, striking the suspect in the head, officials said.

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Shawn Williams, Falsely Accused of a Murder in Brooklyn, Wins $10.5 Million

Shawn Williams, falsely accused of a 1993 murder in Brooklyn, won the largest settlement so far thanks to the alleged misconduct of a once-renowned homicide detective.

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Former Philadelphia Officer Faces Murder Charge in Boy’s Shooting

Edsaul Mendoza, who was fired last month, has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Thomas Siderio, 12, the authorities said.

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On Crime, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Is Stuck in 1994

Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.

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The L.A. Riots Were 30 Years Ago. I’m Still Trying to Understand Them.

In 1992, Héctor Tobar was a young reporter at The Los Angeles Times when the city erupted in violence. What really happened — and what didn’t?

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The Driver, the Officer and the Deadly Traffic Stop in Grand Rapids

Patrick Lyoya’s path begins in central Africa, Christopher Schurr’s in Michigan. They cross on a rainy spring morning, in an encounter over a license plate. One ends with a bullet.

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Minneapolis Officers Found to Engage in Racist Policing

Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights found instances of shockingly racist and misogynistic language, as well as patterns of discrimination in arrests and use of force.

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A Push for Traffic Stop Reform

The relatively minor police checks turn lethal in a disproportionate number of cases. But moves to restrict the practice could be hobbled by a rise in violent crime.

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Ex-Chicago Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Won’t Face Federal Charges

The officer, Jason Van Dyke, had served about three years in state prison for murdering the Black teenager, a killing that put a spotlight on police brutality.

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Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops

Chiefs, prosecutors and lawmakers are rethinking the value, and the harm, of minor traffic stops like the one that ended in a man’s death in Grand Rapids.

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Justice Dept. Moves to Curb Police Abuses in Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts

The changes come as the Biden administration has struggled to make meaningful progress on a vow to crack down on police abuses.

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Videos Show Police Officer Fatally Shooting Black Man in Michigan

Patrick Lyoya, 26, was killed by a Grand Rapids police officer last week during a traffic stop. Activists said the shooting followed years of unheeded calls for changes to the police force.

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Arbitrator Clears Buffalo Police Officers Who Shoved Protester

A video from June 2020 showed Martin Gugino, 75 at the time, motionless and bleeding after being pushed to the ground. The footage fueled outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence.

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No Charges Against Police in Amir Locke Shooting

The shooting drew thousands of protesters to the streets and renewed calls for police accountability in the city where George Floyd was murdered.

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$4.8 Million Settlement Reached in Julian Lewis Shooting Case

Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, 60, was killed in August 2020 after a Georgia state trooper stopped him for a broken taillight.

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‘This Is True Barbarity’: Life and Death Under Russian Occupation

The town of Trostyanets was occupied by Russian forces for a month before the Ukrainian military liberated it. Residents described weeks of hunger and horror.

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Yes, Lynching Is Still a Thing

A new law that makes lynching a federal hate crime addresses an atrocity that continues to this day.

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Federal Jury Awards $14 Million to George Floyd Protesters Injured In Denver

Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.

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A Police Shooting in West Texas and a Mother’s Search for Answers

More than three weeks after her 14-year-old son was shot to death, Dora Vela is still trying to learn the basic facts of the case.

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Nine Mass Shootings

A violent weekend highlights America’s continuing crime wave.

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Off-Duty Officer Shown on Video Putting Knee on Girl’s Neck

The officer, a member of the Kenosha Police Department in Wisconsin, has resigned from his school security job.

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