Police brutality

Hope Waters, left, her brother Jeremiah, center rear, and their mother Yulise, center right, light candles with Linda Abrasion Evans, right, during a candle light vigil for Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The prosecutor's office investigating the death of a black teenager who was shot by a Dallas-area police officer had once filed a complaint over that officer's aggressive behavior, according to records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 05, 2017 - 8:00 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired, according to an arrest warrant issued Friday. The warrant for Roy Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was issued by the Dallas...
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Hope Waters, left, her brother Jeremiah, center rear, and their mother Yulise, center right, light candles with Linda Abrasion Evans, right, during a candle light vigil for Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The prosecutor's office investigating the death of a black teenager who was shot by a Dallas-area police officer had once filed a complaint over that officer's aggressive behavior, according to records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 05, 2017 - 7:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager for which the officer was fired, according to an arrest warrant issued Friday. The warrant for Roy Oliver, a former officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, was issued by the Dallas...
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FILE - In this May 1, 1992 file photo, Rodney King speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles pleading for the end to the rioting and looting that has plagued the city following the verdicts in the trial against four Los Angeles Police officers accused of beating him. It was King's first public appearance in a year. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
April 26, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Days of deadly rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the officers...
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Nandi Cain discusses the beating he received from a Sacramento Police officer two weeks ago during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Cain's attorney, John Burris, right, announced that a federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city and county of Sacramento for allegations that Cain was beaten by Sacramento Police Officer Anthony Figueroa, who had stopped Cain for jaywalking. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 24, 2017 - 6:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest...
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April 10, 2017 - 11:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head also was involved in a fatal shooting last year. Columbus police said the officer, identified as Zachary Rosen, has been reassigned to non-patrol duty, pending an investigation. The...
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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2016 file photo shows Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Sefolosha has settled his lawsuit against New York City that stemmed from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub. The Daily News reports Wednesday, April5, 2017 that Sefolosha will get $4 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
April 06, 2017 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA player Thabo Sefolosha (TAH-boh sehf-ah-LOW-shuh) surely suffered when police officers broke his leg arresting him outside a New York nightclub. He needed surgery and missed the playoffs. But the city's decision to settle his wrongful arrest lawsuit Wednesday for $4 million...
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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2016 file photo shows Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Sefolosha has settled his lawsuit against New York City that stemmed from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub. The Daily News reports Wednesday, April5, 2017 that Sefolosha will get $4 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
April 05, 2017 - 10:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha settled his lawsuit against New York City after he was acquitted of criminal charges stemming from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub that left him with a broken leg and the end of his NBA season. The Daily News ( http://nydn.us...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by some to use force too fast and too often, reached an agreement with the federal government that gave all officers training on how to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Residents' attitudes toward police improved...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 5:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement...
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