California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.
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The Atlanta Police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last summer and then fired from his job was reinstated, the Atlanta Civil Service Board said Wednesday.
Heading into the May 18 Democratic primary that will likely decide Philadelphia’s municipal elections, George Soros-backed District Attorney Larry Krasner is facing voters who are deeply concerned about soaring crime and homicide rates, a new poll finds.
Attorneys for former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok joined Justice Department lawyers Friday in asking a federal judge for more time to prepare for courtroom proceedings in the anti-Trump lovebirds’ wrongful termination lawsuit.
The mother of a 19-year-old Seattle man fatally shot during last summer’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city.
The furor over claims that John Kerry may have disclosed intelligence secrets about Israeli military strikes to the Iranians escalated again Thursday, as 19 Republican senators Thursday demanded an investigation into the charges and that President Biden must fire Mr. Kerry as his top climate policy aide if the charges prove true.
The widow of a slain Delaware police officer late Wednesday called for an end to the violence against police officers as 2021 is on pace to be the deadliest in history for law enforcement.
A Delaware police officer died Wednesday after he was viciously beaten this week and became one of the latest victims in a growing wave of violent attacks on police in America.
A judge on Wednesday denied requests to release body camera video in the case of a Black man who was shot to death by North Carolina deputies as they tried to arrest him on drug-related warrants.
A Black man killed by North Carolina deputies hit law enforcement officers with his car before they opened fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, was shot five times, including in the back of the head, according to an independent autopsy report released Tuesday by his family’s attorneys.
Prosecutors told a federal judge Tuesday that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was assaulted with Mace — not the more dangerous bear spray as originally reported — debunking another false narrative that emerged after the officer’s death the day after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A Texas court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on overturning the conviction of a former Dallas police officer who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home.
Michael Brown, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and Daunte Wright were all Black men killed by police, but they had something else in common: All sought to avoid being taken into custody by fleeing, fighting or refusing to heed officers’ instructions.
The number of U.S. Capitol invaders charged with crimes has topped 400, Justice Department records show, and in a recent case the FBI disclosed new twists in identifying and ensnaring a suspect.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday increased pressure on the Senate to pass legislation that would overhaul policing policies in the wake of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction, saying the “American people, in a bipartisan way,” are demanding a shake-up.
A White state trooper who was seen on video telling a Black driver “you are going to get your a-whipped” and yanking him out of the car by his neck is no longer with the Virginia State Police, a spokeswoman said.
A North Carolina sheriff whose deputies shot and killed a Black man while serving warrants said Saturday that he will ask a court to release body camera video as soon as he’s confident it won’t compromise an investigation into how the shooting happened.
CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo came to the defense of the Columbus, Ohio, police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant this week, saying the officer had a “duty” to protect any potential victims from the knife-wielding teen.
President Biden and other Democrats wasted no time after Tuesday’s guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in trying to link George Floyd’s murder to “systemic racism,” rewriting the prosecution narrative as part of a full-court press for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
The White House weighed in Wednesday on the police shooting of a knife-wielding teenage girl as she attacked another girl in Columbus, Ohio, by connecting the incident to “police violence” in minority communities and the death of George Floyd.
A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage.
The Department of Justice will open an investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in illegal conduct, including civil rights violations, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday.
A Norfolk, Virginia, police officer has reportedly been fired for donating to a defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse and telling him he had done nothing wrong.
Columbus police shot and killed a teenage girl who swung at two other people with a knife Tuesday, according to bodycam footage from the officer who fired the shots just minutes before the verdict in George Floyd’s killing was read.
The widespread civil unrest many feared in the wake of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial seemed to have been largely averted, at least in the late-afternoon daylight hours, after Tuesday’s news that the former police officer had been found guilty on all charges connected to the death of George Floyd.
A Minneapolis jury on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, reaching a verdict after less than a day of deliberations in a case that ignited mass protests and calls for police reform across the nation.
President Biden said Tuesday he’s praying for the “right verdict” in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who stands accused of murdering George Floyd last year, calling the case “overwhelming.”
Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer.
The jury began deliberations Monday in the Derek Chauvin trial, but Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, may have inadvertently laid the groundwork for an appeal.
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes, one day after fighting off rioters during the Jan. 6 attacks, the District’s medical examiner said Monday — debunking rampant reporting and speculation in the news media that Trump supporters were responsible for the death.
Officer Derek Chauvin “had to know” he was squeezing the life out of George Floyd as the Black man cried out over and over that he couldn’t breathe and finally fell silent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as closing arguments began at Chauvin’s murder trial.
Attorneys in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd are set to make their closing arguments Monday, each side seeking to distill three weeks of testimony to persuade jurors to deliver their view of the right verdict.
Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out at two of her fellow Minnesota Democrats, Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, accusing them of placing the protest-besieged metro area under “military occupation.”
Rep. Maxine Waters told demonstrators at a protest in Minnesota that they need to “get more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted in the death of George Floyd.
Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured.
A prosecutor who implied in court that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was holding a gun the instant he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer was placed on leave a day after a video showing the boy’s hands were empty was released to the public.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday expanded the federal government’s role in investigating allegations of misconduct by local police departments by rescinding a Trump-era memo that limited the use of consent decrees.