At Black Lives Matter house, families are welcomed into space of freedom and healing
A national Black Lives Matter nonprofit that was widely criticized for purchasing a sprawling California mansion with donated funds recently opened the property to dozens of families who lost loved ones in incidents of police violence.
Ex-officer Derek Chauvin makes another bid to overturn federal conviction in murder of George Floyd
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is making another attempt to overturn his federal civil rights conviction in the 2020 murder of George Floyd, saying new evidence shows that he didn’t cause Floyd’s death.
1 of 2 Colorado officers convicted in Elijah McClain's death after neck hold, ketamine injection
Jurors have convicted a Denver-area police officer and acquitted another of charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became a rallying cry in protests over racial injustice in policing.
4 in 5 Black adults see racist depictions in the news either often or sometimes, says new study
In a major new study, Black Americans expressed broad concerns about how they are depicted in the news media, with majorities saying they see racist or negative depictions and a lack of effort by journalists to cover broader segments of their community.
A new London exhibition highlights the untold stories of Black British fashion designers
A new exhibition is opening in London to chart for the first time the contributions Black British culture made to U.K. fashion and design history and to celebrate Black designers who haven't received public recognition.
Attorney: Myon Burrell, locked up for life as teen in killing but later freed, denies new charges
A Minnesota man who was a teenager when he was sent to prison for life in a high-profile murder case — then released 18 years later when his sentence was commuted — has been charged with gun and drug felonies after police said they found a handgun and drugs in his SUV.
Family of a Black man killed during a Minnesota traffic stop asks the governor to fire troopers
Racial justice groups and relatives of a Black man shot and killed this week by a Minnesota State Patrol trooper demanded that the governor fire three officers who were involved in stopping the man on a Minneapolis freeway.
New York City agrees to pay $13 million to 2020 racial injustice protesters in historic class action
New York City has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought on behalf of roughly 1,300 people who were arrested or beaten by police during racial injustice demonstrations that swept through the city during the summer of 2020.
Takeaways from the scathing report on Minneapolis police after George Floyd's killing
The Justice Department has issued a scathing assessment of Minneapolis police, alleging that racial discrimination and excessive force went unchecked before George Floyd’s killing because of inadequate oversight and an unwieldy process for investigating complaints.
New Black Lives Matter tax documents show foundation is tightening its belt, has $30M in assets
A national Black Lives Matter nonprofit, whose philanthropic fortunes grew almost overnight during historic racial justice protests three years ago, raised just over $9 million in its last fiscal year, new IRS tax filings show.
On 3rd anniversary of George Floyd's death, Biden stops GOP-led effort to block DC police reform law
President Joe Biden on Thursday - the third anniversary of George Floyd’s murder - vetoed an effort led by congressional Republicans to overturn new District of Columbia law on improving police accountability.
George Floyd death anniversary: Reckoning with police violence in limbo
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police was three years ago today, and the fervent protests that erupted around the world in response, seemed like the catalyst needed for a nationwide reckoning on racism in policing.
Philadelphia's likely next mayor could offer model for how Democrats talk about crime
The Democrat who will almost certainly become Philadelphia’s next mayor wants to hire hundreds of additional police officers and says officers should be able to stop and search pedestrians if they have a legitimate reason to do so.
Biden to honor 9 with Medal of Valor, including 2 NYPD officers killed after 911 call
Two New York Police Department officers ambushed and killed responding to a 911 call and the rookie cop who took down the gunman are among those who will be honored Wednesday by President Joe Biden with the Medal of Valor, the nation’s highest honor for bravery by a public safety officer.
Panel: Seattle police should apologize for protest violence
A panel of police, citizens and accountability experts has concluded that the Seattle Police Department should “offer a sincere, public apology” for its violent response to people demonstrating after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Lawsuit: Guards beat, taunt inmate with, 'You can't breathe'
An advocacy group for prisoners’ rights has filed a civil rights lawsuit against corrections officers who allegedly ignored requirements that they videotape a prison-cell encounter with an inmate, who says he was sexually abused, beaten without provocation and taunted with words that evoked the 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
Civil rights probe launched after fatal Park Police shooting
The Justice Department has opened a federal civil rights investigation after a U.S. Park Police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old who had driven away with an officer in the back seat after the teenager was found asleep in a suspected stolen car in Washington.
Deegan calls new mayoral attack ad ‘racially insensitive’; Davis doubles down on claim she wants to defund JSO
The ad approved by Republican candidate Daniel Davis accuses his Democratic opponent Donna Deegan of attending all the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Jacksonville after the 2020 death of George Floyd.
7 California officers charged in death of man in custody
Prosecutors have charged seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2020 death of a man who screamed “I can’t breathe” while multiple officers restrained him as they tried to take a blood sample.
Deputies accused of shoving guns in mouths of 2 Black men
Police and court records obtained by The Associated Press show that deputies who were accepted to a Mississippi sheriff's department's special tactical unit have been involved in at least four violent encounters with Black men since 2019 that left two dead and another seriously wounded.
Police video from 'Cop City' operation doesn't show shooting
Newly released Atlanta police body camera video shows officers clearing tents from the site of a planned public safety training center and then reacting after they heard the barrage of gunfire that left an environmental activist dead and a state trooper injured.