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History police

The history of police averting conviction despite overwhelming evidence

“It is very hard to see how this man could be acquitted. And yet, let’s remember the context here,” says Chris Hayes on the Derek Chauvin trial. “There is a history of police violence against unarmed Black people recorded on camera that has not led to convictions.”April 16, 2021

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police reckoning

Reckoning With One Police Shooting and Another Police Trial, Minnesota Activists Are Weary, and Wary of Reform Goals

Oluchi Omeoga, a co-founder of the Minneapolis-based organization Black Visions Collective, was at home on April 11—just a few blocks away from the deli where George Floyd was killed last year—when they first heard about the police shooting of Daunte Wright. Omeoga, who has been engaged in activism and community work for eight years in…

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Detroit police

Detroit man sues police for wrongfully arresting him based on facial recognition

A man who was falsely accused of shoplifting has sued the Detroit Police Department for arresting him based on an incorrect facial recognition match. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of Robert Williams, whom it calls the first US person wrongfully arrested based on facial recognition. The Detroit Police Department arrested Williams…

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chief police

Police chief and officer who shot, murdered Daunte Wright both resign

Officer Kim Potter and Chief Tim Gannon submitted resignations Tuesday.April 13, 2021, 10:02 PM• 6 min readPolice officer Kim Potter resigned from her position Tuesday after shooting and killing Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop on Sunday, officials in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, announced.Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also submitted his…

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police State

State authorities to change fitness standards that kept out women

The Pennsylvania State Police are agreeing to pay more than $2 million into a compensation fund and are changing physical fitness standards to settle a lawsuit over how its trooper hiring practices ruled out otherwise qualified womenBy MARK SCOLFORO Associated PressApril 13, 2021, 8:59 PM• 3 min readHARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police will…

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Police Report Multiple Victims in Tennessee School Shooting

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Police Across U.S. Preparing For ‘White Lives Matter’ Rallies Sunday

Topline White supremacists are organizing “White Lives Matter” marches in cities throughout the United States this Sunday, and, with counterprotests being planned, local police forces are readying for conflict. White nationalist attend a rally on October 28, 2017 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott … [+] Olson/Getty Images) Getty Images Key Facts The Anti-Defamation League’s…

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Minnesota police

Minnesota police fatally shot man during traffic stop, family says; crowd holds vigil

Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Published 11:06 p.m. ET April 11, 2021 | Updated 1:01 a.m. ET April 12, 2021CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThe family of a 20-year-old Minnesota man says he was shot and killed by police Sunday before reentering his car and crashing the vehicle several blocks away, further inflaming tensions over the use of police…

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Critical police

Police: 1 dead, 4 in critical condition following Bryan, Texas shooting

April 8 (UPI) — Police in the central Texas town of Bryan said one person was killed and four others were critically injured in a shooting Thursday afternoon. The Bryan Police Department tweeted that there were a total of seven victims including one death, four transported to hospital in critical condition and one hospitalized with…

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Police identify 6 people dead in Texas murder-suicide Supposedly carried out by brothers

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities have identified six people found dead in a suburban Dallas home in what police said was an apparent murder-suicide plot. The Allen Police Department said investigators believe brothers Tanvir Towhid, 21, and Farhan Towhid, 19, made a pact to kill their parents, sister and grandmother before killing themselves. The bodies were…