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Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire of many

TORONTO – Ontario’s premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public.

Police ask for help identifying Portland rioters

PORTLAND — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland caused significant damage, and authorities urged downtown businesses to review security video to help police apprehend more rioters.

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence.

Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting a total of two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks.

Man bit by Spokane police dog in controversial 2019 arrest files excessive force lawsuit

Lucas Ellerman, 30, filed an excessive force lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court on Friday against the city and Officers Dan and Scott Lesser. Ellerman, who led the two officers on a chase in February 2019 that ended in his violent and controversial arrest, is seeking more than $650,000 in damages, according to a tort claim filed with the city earlier this year. 

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department.

Biden, lawmakers pay tribute to slain Capitol Police officer

Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy" Evans was lauded for his dedication to country, love for his job and for a mischievous sense of humor as President Joe Biden and congressional leaders honored him during a memorial service Tuesday.