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Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS – Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial, a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set ablaze almost a year ago in the anger over his death.

Biden revokes Trump orders on ‘anarchist’ cities and more

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another mandating that federal buildings should be designed in a classical aesthetic.

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

WASHINGTON – Capitol Police knew armed extremists were primed for violence at the iconic building on Jan. 6 and even provided officers with assault rifles to protect lawmakers, the acting chief acknowledged Wednesday. But the wild invasion of the Capitol was far worse than police expected, leaving them unprepared to fight it off.

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death

Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand jury decision announced Tuesday.

Medical examiner IDs man Seattle police shot to death

SEATTLE — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man who was in crisis and carrying a knife when Seattle police fatally shot him near the downtown waterfront last week.

Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach

Testifying for the first time about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building and interrupted the certification of the presidential election.

City probe faults overall police treatment of Elijah McClain

DENVER — The results of an investigation into the fatal arrest of Elijah McClain in suburban Denver released Monday criticizes how police handled the entire incident, faulting officers for their quick, aggressive treatment of the 23-year-old Black man and the department for having a weak accountability system that failed to press for the truth about what happened.

Details of tentative agreement between Spokane, city police officers released

There is broad consensus that, in comparison to the proposed agreement voted down last year, the new proposal announced earlier this month would enhance the powers of the department’s civilian watchdog while improving officer salaries. But whether it matches the level of oversight called for in the City Charter remains up for debate.