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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 JON HAWORTH, ABC News (SUFFOLK, Va.) — Police are hunting for a gunman following a shooting incident in Virginia when a police car was hit three times with gunfire. The incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m. in Suffolk, Virginia, when a marked police car was driving through the area and was hit three times […]

Brett Carlsen/Getty ImagesThe city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a record $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician shot to death by police in her own home. The settlement was announced by city officials and Taylor’s family on Tuesday afternoon and includes a major police reform package. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer began […]

ABC NewsBY: AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Two protesters who took part in Saturday night’s protest in Rochester, New York, were charged for allegedly assaulting police officers, federal prosecutors said. Adam Green, of Dansville, New York, and Dallas Williams-Smothers, of Rochester, both 20, were charged in the Western District of New […]

iStock/july7thBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News At least 27 people were arrested during Labor Day protest in Seattle in which police said rioters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers. The latest civil unrest in Seattle, which has become a flashpoint among demonstrations throughout the U.S., came on the same day police in Salem, Oregon, said […]

iStock/Tero VesalainenBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — After days of protests against the Rochester Police Department in light of the death of Daniel Prude, its top officer and his deputy announced Tuesday they are retiring from the force. Along with the police chief, the city’s entire command staff announced it will vacate their […]

filo/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (PORTLAND, Ore.) — The 100th consecutive night of protests in Portland, Oregon quickly escalated into a riot Saturday as people hurled “multiple fire bombs, mortars, rocks and other items” at officers, police said. One of the homemade bombs caught a community member on fire. Medics offered treatment at the scene, […]

ABC NewsBY: EMILY SHAPIRO (LOUISVILLE) — A new interim police chief was named in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday amid months of unrest in the city. The new interim chief, Yvette Gentry, is a former member of the Louisville Police Department who brings the “strong community relationships” needed to lead until a permanent chief is named, […]

kuzma/iStockBy Ivan Pereira, ABC News (LOUISVILLE) — Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor who allegedly opened fire at the officers who shot and killed her, announced Tuesday he’s suing the city of Louisville, its police and others, for immunity against his actions that night under Kentucky’s “stand your ground” law. Walker, 27, and a […]

STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Jacob Blake captured the attention of civil rights advocates around the world last week as cellphone video circulated of the 29-year-old man being shot seven times in the back by Wisconsin police in front of his children. Blake’s family said the shooting left […]


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