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Police treatment of Baton Rouge protesters leads to ACLU lawsuit

Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive …

Minnesota officer thought Philando Castile resembled robbery suspect, lawyer says

A lawyer for a Minnesota police officer who shot a black driver said Monday his client thought he was approaching someone who resembled a suspect in an armed robbery – …

Kathleen Parker: Horrifying cycle of violence continues

Black lives matter. White lives matter. Blue lives matter. Does anything matter anymore? What is happening to this country?

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Can’t hide from America’s madness

Last night, I called my sons and grandson to tell them I love them, explain to them yet again that they terrorize people simply by being and plead with them …

In shooting of Philando Castile, Minnesota officer’s lawyer blames driver’s gun, not race

A suburban St. Paul police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man’s gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far …

UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2016, 5 p.m.

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology’s use as a crime-fighting weapon.

Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say

A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.

Ex-congressman Joe Walsh stands by ‘Watch out Obama’ tweet

A former Illinois congressman said Friday he’s standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas in which he said President Barack Obama …

Minnesota shooting: Philandro Castile investigation top priority, prosecutor says

A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday he has asked for a “prompt and thorough investigation” following the fatal police shooting of a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of …

UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Dallas gunman killed by bomb robot, ‘wanted to kill officers,’ officials say

Gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be …

Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler says he’s sorry for deaths of black men and police officers

When Spokane NAACP president Phillip Tyler watched a video of Baton Rouge police officers fatally shooting Alton Sterling, he knew he had to say something. Tyler, a former deputy with …

Feds open civil rights investigation in Louisiana shooting

The U.S. Justice Department opened a federal civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of a black man who was shot as officers wrestled with him on the …

Freddie Gray case: Fourth Baltimore officer to face trial

Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, will go to trial this week on manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges. A …

Portland police chief to retire amid inquiry into shooting

A lawyer says the embattled Portland police chief plans to retire as authorities investigate whether he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during an April …

Police: Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during dog fight

Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park.

Police officer in Freddie Gray case elects bench trial

Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the van in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal neck injury, has elected to have a bench trial – making him …

Ex-Florida cop charged in shooting of armed black musician

A fired Florida police officer was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician after prosecutors say an audio …

Men shot by Olympia police join first anniversary protest

One year after Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin were shot by an Olympia police officer, protesters took to the streets again.

San Francisco’s police chief resigns amid racial issues

San Francisco’s police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car – the culmination of …

NYC police kill man wielding knife on busy Manhattan street

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to …

Feds give details about review of North Charleston police

Federal officials offered details Tuesday about their official two-year review of the police department in North Charleston, where a former officer faces state and federal charges in the shooting death …

Trial in slaying of Coeur d’Alene officer may be reset for 2017

A murder trial set to begin in September for the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer one year ago likely will be rescheduled for February 2017.

Former Pasco cop wants coroner removed from inquest

A former Pasco police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Mexican immigrant last year is asking a judge to remove the Franklin County coroner from an inquest into …

Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing …

Suspect shot by Denver officer wasn’t armed, police say

A bank robbery suspect wasn’t armed when he was fatally shot in a parked car by an officer on a downtown street during the busy lunchtime rush, police said Wednesday.

Chicago police have ‘no regard’ for minority lives, report says

Police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color” and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for decades by using excessive force …

Chicago teen shot and killed by officer pointed gun, police say

A Chicago officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during a chase on the city’s West Side after the teen turned and pointed a gun, police said.

Veteran Miami officer named police chief in troubled Ferguson

A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience dealing with the media and community leaders will take over as Ferguson’s police chief, hoping to help the St. Louis …

Two armed men fatally shot by Baltimore police

Baltimore police say two armed men are dead after plainclothes officers opened fire on them when they found the men aiming guns at someone across a street.

Fiancee of man killed by police says he was shot in the back

A Tennessee woman says her fiance was shot in the back by an officer as he was surrendering a rifle to her during a confrontation with police – and then …