ABC NewsBY: MATT GUTMAN, IGNACIO TORRES, JAKE LEFFERMAN, and HALEY YAMEDA, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The ambush of two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies this weekend shocked the country, but it was only the latest incident during a summer of unrest that included nightly stand-offs between police and protesters against police brutality. While the details […]

kali9/iStockBY: JOSHUA HOYOS AND IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Investigators from two states are looking into a fatal accident that took place in South Dakota on Saturday night and involved state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who initially told the authorities his car hit a deer. Ravnsborg, 44, was traveling west on U.S. Highway […]

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesBy BILL HUTCHISON, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — National civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson is joining the family of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot multiple times in the back by a police officer, in calling for prosecutors to indict the officer and others involved in the incident that has sparked violent […]

Forsyth County Jail By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Video released of five North Carolina detention officers restraining an inmate in a cell shows the prisoner saying “I can’t breathe” before he lost consciousness and died two days later. The five officers and a nurse were charged last month with involuntary manslaughter in […]

TSABY: AMANDA MAILE and SAM SWEENEY (NEWARK) — A New Jersey woman was arrested after officials found an assault rifle that the Transportation Security Administration described as “artfully concealed” inside her suitcase at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday. TSA officers found the concealed weapon “behind the lining of a suitcase” during screening operations of […]

kali9/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWSA judge has lifted the gag order in the high-profile cases of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The hearing on Tuesday followed a July 9 order from Judge Peter Cahill, barring the defendants — Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Kiernan Lane and Tou […]

Mason Trinca/Getty ImagesBY: QUINN OWEN, LUKE BARR AND JAKE DATE, ABC NEWS (PORTLAND, Ore.) — The U.S. attorney in Oregon has requested an investigation of federal law enforcement agents following recent clashes between federal agents and demonstrators protesting police brutality in Portland. The request comes in the wake of threats by President Donald Trump to […]

iStock/Marco Curaba(NEW YORK) — BY: IVAN PEREIRA and JOSH MARGOLIN The New York Police Department commissioner warned officers of challenges they may face after the city and state enacted several reforms, including a ban on chokeholds, according to a memo obtained by ABC News. Commissioner Dermot Shea’s letter came a week after the New York […]

amphotora/iStockBy CLAYTON SANDELL and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (AURORA, Colo.) — Photos have surfaced of Colorado police striking troubling poses near where an unarmed Black man was placed in a chokehold last summer and later died, prompting their chief to order an immediate internal investigation that she said could lead to their termination. Interim Aurora […]

iStock/niratBy: BILL HUTCHINSON and ALEX PEREZ, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The four fired Minneapolis police officers criminally charged in the death of George Floyd appeared before a judge on Monday for a brief pre-trial hearing that was also attended by Floyd’s aunt and uncle, who sat in the front row. Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, […]

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