Police brutality

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 - 2:35 pm
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 - 10:22 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 18, 2018 - 6:20 am
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A now-former police officer in South Carolina who worked as a school resource officer has been accused of beating his wife. WLTX-TV reported last week that 43-year-old Eric Bonaparte has since been fired from his job at the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. An...
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December 17, 2018 - 11:44 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 - 12:39 pm
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. The Army says that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan...
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December 07, 2018 - 6:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper has been placed on administrative duty over an Instagram post that said police beatings are deserved. State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker tells The News and Observer that the agency is investigating Sgt. Jonathan K. Whitley, who's been a...
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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 - 10:52 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 - 6:39 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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November 29, 2018 - 5:31 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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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, from left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Prosecutors have laid out their case against the three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The trial of officers charged with lying in their reports to protect Van Dyke is set to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool File)
November 25, 2018 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is about to witness a trial that centers on what happened after Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots into the body of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Three officers charged with falsifying reports to protect Van Dyke are set to go on trial Tuesday, just weeks after a jury...
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