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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general acknowledged Monday that former Milwaukee police officers, now working for the state Department of Justice, are investigating the fatal shooting of a black man by a Milwaukee officer that triggered two nights of violence. Attorney General Brad Schimel said he doesn’t see a conflict in using former Milwaukee officers […]

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dominique Heaggan attended grade school in Milwaukee and joined the city’s police force as a teenage aide through a program that aims to recruit young people into law enforcement, including minorities. Heaggan, identified by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the black officer at the center of a fatal shooting that sparked two […]

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small band of protesters calling for an end to police brutality and the resignation of a Utah prosecutor demonstrated in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night after two officers were cleared in the shooting of a teenager. About 25 members of Utah Against Police Brutality and other activist groups […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department acknowledged Tuesday that a deputy shot and killed a black man who was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a carjacking, again bringing into question the appropriateness of a police agency’s use of deadly force. Donnell Thompson, 27, was shot at close range by a deputy […]

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia won a rare conviction of a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen suspected of shoplifting. But the guilty verdict Thursday was for voluntary manslaughter, a lesser charge than the original first-degree murder count. And the jury recommended a 2 ½ year prison […]

What happens when an elected official is roughed up after leaving an event he hosted about community policing? Assemblyman Michael Blake talks to Roland Martin about his encounter with the encounter with the NYPD and the complaint filed against the department. “I see a commotion happening so I go see I was bear hugged and thrown up […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — In the midst of a five-hour standoff that turned deadly, Facebook granted an emergency request from the Baltimore County Police Department to take offline the social media accounts belonging to a woman who wielded a shotgun at officers. Baltimore County Police officers shot and killed Korryn Gaines, 23, after she barricaded herself […]

Homicide Detective and star of I Am Homicide on the ID Channel Garry McFadden talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the recent police shootings and the challenges black officers face in the field. Are there any new protocols in place for police? “We’re trying to build relationships in communities. That’s key in these times. You’ve […]

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump says he believes relations between police and the nation’s African-American community are “far worse” than people think, predicting that protests against police violence that followed last week’s slaying of five police officers in Dallas “might be just the beginning for this summer.” In an interview Monday with The […]

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer while running away is marking the one year that has passed since his death. Walter Scott‘s family is holding a moment of silence at his gravesite Monday, according to local media reports. The family says that […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago fatal police shootings and other developments with the department (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The lawyer for a Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager says he has asked the court to allow the officer not to attend hearings. Attorney Dan […]