Police brutality

FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Robert Johnson, 35, left, leaves after his statement at New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz. Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed Johnson as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, about one of a series of recent incidents that drew questions about the agency's use of force. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:03 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency...
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August 24, 2018 - 10:04 am
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about an officer accused of sex assault, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the teenager's attorney, Thomas Reynolds, said East Point Sgt. Richard Gooddine took the girl to his apartment. Reynolds said Gooddine took the girl to an apartment...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:39 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four of the five Georgia cheerleaders who knelt last year during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality didn't make the squad this year for Kennesaw State University. Davante Lewis, a spokesman for the cheerleaders who've knelt, tells news outlets that this year...
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August 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then stalking her at a hospital. WSB-TV reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case of East Point police Sgt. Richard Goodine. The victim's attorney, Thomas Reynolds,...
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Riot police use a water canon during a charge to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:41 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:26 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has reached a $650,000 settlement with a black pedestrian whose beating by a white police officer was captured on body camera video. A settlement filed Friday in Buncombe County shows the city of Asheville will pay Johnnie Jermaine Rush for claims made...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her. The video posted on WJBK-TV's website shows...
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July 23, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A judge says a south Georgia police officer charged with fatally shooting a fleeing suspect can be freed from jail on a $100,000 bond. Zechariah Presley was granted bond after spending nearly four weeks in jail on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. The Georgia Bureau of...
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July 17, 2018 - 10:51 am
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting says he's "not a danger" and deserves to be released from jail on bond. Zechariah Presley has been jailed since he was charged last month in the June 20 death of Tony Green...
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