Update: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings

U.S. 06/19/19, 17:21

The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local):3:20 p.m.Protesters angered by a video of Phoenix officers who pointed guns and yelled obscenities at a black family they suspected of shoplifting have crowded inside City Council chambers to demand police reforms.Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, ...

Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:26

Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former cops.The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who ...

NYPD training official: Garner video shows ‘chokehold’

U.S. 05/14/19, 11:35

The head of the New York Police Department's recruit training says video shows that a restraint technique used on Eric Garner in 2014 "meets the definition of a chokehold."Inspector Richard Dee testified Tuesday at Officer Daniel Pantaleo's internal trial, nearly five years after Garner's pleas of "I can't breathe" became ...

Update: Garner’s relatives cry as arrest video is played

U.S. 05/13/19, 11:50

The Latest on the disciplinary trial for a New York police officer in the death of Eric Garner (all times local):12:50 p.m.Eric Garner's sister left a New York City courtroom wailing as a video was played showing the 2014 arrest that led to his death.FILE - In this July 7, ...

Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

Football 02/01/19, 17:37

U.S. Rep. John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice."There's nothing wrong with kneeling," Lewis said Friday during a visit to his congressional district, which is hosting Super Bowl ...

Entertainers address social injustice issues at Super Bowl

Sports 01/25/19, 14:29

Big-name entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm and engulfed the NFL will be in the spotlight.They passionately disagree on how. Some will perform in Super Bowl-related events while others will be noticeably absent.Ex-NFL player ...

Update: Outcry over brutal arrest of French students

Europe 12/07/18, 05:37

The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. The footage, which has been shared widely on social media, has prompted trade unions and far-left parties to ...

NYPD officer faces May trial in Eric Garner chokehold death

U.S. 12/06/18, 13:57

A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face an NYPD disciplinary trial next May — nearly five years after the man's pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality, an administrative judge said Thursday.The judge rejected ...

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