Police brutality

Ex-Officer Joseph Walsh, center, and his attorney Todd Pugh, right, chat as they walk in the courthouse Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Former Detective David March, ex-Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney, three Chicago police officers accused accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014, were acquitted by a judge on Thursday.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 17, 2019 - 5:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the...
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Riot police officers take position at the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vest protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Hundreds of protesters were trying to breathe new life into France's apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities. Notre Dame cathedral in the background. Arc de Triumph in the background. (AP Photo//Michel Euler)
January 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
PARIS (AP) — A man identified as a former boxing pro and suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vest protests in France has turned himself in and was placed in custody on Monday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by French...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Johnathan Brown. A police abuse lawsuit could have cost Detroit millions of dollars. But lawyers are closing the case after eight years, acknowledging that the claims of possibly 200,000 people are practically worthless. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Brown and thousands of people who had been arrested by police years earlier. Detroit was accused of keeping crime suspects in cold, bare holding cells with no bedding and little food. Brown was detained for 55 hours during a homicide investigation and eventually "succumbed to the DPD detectives' tactics and gave a coerced statement," according to the lawsuit. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 7:22 am
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit could have been on the hook for millions of dollars in a lawsuit alleging police abuse. Lawyers, however, are closing the case after eight years, acknowledging that the claims of possibly 200,000 people are practically worthless. The reason? Detroit's 2013 bankruptcy. The...
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December 17, 2018 - 8:44 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people were killed in a village in Western Kenya after residents resisted the arrest of a suspect in a domestic abuse case, a police official said Monday. A policeman has been arrested in connection with the deaths Sunday evening in Trans-Nzoia County and an independent...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Army Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said in a statement Friday that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan during his...
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This photo provided by the Mesquite Police Department shows Amber Guyger, taken Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Former Dallas police officer Guyger was indicted on murder charges Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. (Mesquite Police Department via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 7:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by mistake, believing it to be her own. Amber Guyger told fellow officers that she opened fire when...
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November 30, 2018 - 3:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, protesters stop traffic on Interstate 64 (Highway 40) eastbound at the Compton Avenue overpass in St. Louis, as part of ongoing demonstrations against the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 killing of a black man. Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 4:04 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of officers Dustin Boone, Randy...
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Former Springfield police detective Steven Vigneault leaves the Springfield federal courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 in Springfield, Mass. Springfield police Officer Gregg Bigda and former detective Steven Vignault, two police officers used excessive force while arresting two Latino teenagers, and one of the officers said "welcome to the white man's world," according to a federal indictment unsealed in Massachusetts.(Don Treeger/The Republican via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two police officers used excessive force while arresting two Latino teenagers, and one officer said "welcome to the white man's world," according to a federal indictment unsealed in Massachusetts. Springfield police Officer Gregg Bigda and former detective Steven Vignault...
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Shaymaa Afifi, the wife of Mustafa el-Nagar, a former Egyptian lawmaker, says her husband went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have made dozens of people disappear in recent years as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, but el-Sissi's government dismisses as unfounded accusations of its involvement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 9:18 am
CAIRO (AP) — A former Egyptian lawmaker went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces, his wife said in a request sent to authorities seeking information about her husband's whereabouts — the latest reported incident to highlight worrying incarceration practices...
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