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Police concerned for welfare of missing Dungannon teenager   12%

Police have said they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 14-year-old girl.

California lawmakers push for police misconduct panel, expanded chokehold ban  

Bills moving forward in the state Legislature were applauded by an array of civil rights and police reform groups.

Teen arrested on murder warrant in Nebraska mall shooting   -6%

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A teenage boy suspected in a shooting at a Nebraska mall that left one man dead and a woman injured was arrested Sunday on a murder warrant, police said.

Two men seriously injured in Pembroke crash   25%

Both men received first aid at the scene but were transferred to South Shore Hospital due to the severity of their injuries, police said.

A Minnesota National Guard and police team were shot at in a drive-by shooting, official says  

A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police team were fired upon in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning, the state National Guard said in a news release.

Daunte Wright death: Minnesota officer Kim Potter charged with manslaughter after shooting ignites violent protests   -29%

The police officer who shot dead black 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb after appearing to mistake her gun for her taser was arrested Wednesday on manslaughter charges.Minneapolis has been roiled by nightly violent protests after Kim Potter, who is white, opened fire on Wright in his car on Sunday.Racial tensions were already high in the Midwestern US city as it hosts the trial of the white policeman charged with murdering George Floyd, whose death touched off a national…

Israeli artist found dead day after report of sexual relations with students   30%

Boaz Arad repeatedly told website Mako his life wasn't worth living now that the story was out, leading Mako to dispatch the police to his home

Indianapolis gunman bought rifles despite earlier gun confiscation   20%

Brandon Hole legally bought two rifles despite having had a gun confiscated by police months before.

Key Chains and Teddy Bears in Riot Gear: Hong Kong Promotes National Security  

The government organized a day of citywide activities, from schools to the police academy, to encourage residents to support a recent national security law.

Gunman kills 8, takes own life at IndianapolisFedEx facility   36%

Police scoured a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman’s home on Friday looking for a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the US, as family members of the eight victims spent agonising hours awaiting word on their loved ones.The shooter was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole, Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt told a news conference. Investigators searched a home in Indianapolis associated with Hole and seized evidence, including desktop computers and…

Action on racialized police violence   -44%

Over the past few weeks, the nation has seen another series of horrific videos documenting both violent treatment and deaths of Black and brown people at the hands of police. Even as the world was reliving the killing of George Floyd — as videos of his death under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin were shown repeatedly at Chauvin's televised trial — images were surfacing of Daunte Wright being shot by an officer during a traffic stop in nearby Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Newsrooms need to question official narratives   26%

Oliver Darcy says many people "want to believe the official police narrative" in the wake of a shooting, but "skepticism" should be applied right away, given that video often "ends up undermining" police accounts. Abene Clayton says it "reduces someone's humanity" to simply pass along a police press release version of events.

Oakland protest against police brutality ends with multiple fires set, property damage   25%

Oakland police say the march began peacefully, but the crowd began throwing objects at officers.

Man revived, hazmat team called to Chelsea apartment complex Saturday morning   -12%

While on scene, Chelsea police officers found three small bags of a white powdery substance believed to be fentanyl, Houghton said. A hazmat team was called in and neutralized the scene.

Minnesota officer who shot Black man meant to draw Taser, not handgun, police chief says  

The shooting of Daunte Wright yet again ignited tensions in the Minneapolis area.

'Justice isn't even a word to me': Daunte Wright's parents speak out after shooting video   -8%

The family of Daunte Wright expressed their grief and shock after he was shot dead by a white police officer in Minnesota last Sunday. His mother, Katie Wright, said it was impossible for her to imagine justice for her son's death. 'We're never going to be able to see our baby boy again,' she said. Wright's father, Aubrey, said: 'He was a good kid. And the way he was killed, he did not deserve that. Can you blame my son for being scared of the police?'

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Hundreds protest in Chicago over police shooting of Adam Toledo   -20%

About 1,000 gather in park a day after police released video of officers shooting 13-year-old

Hundreds marched through the streets of Chicago on Friday to protest the police shooting of Adam Toledo, a day after police released of body-cam video showing the deadly shooting of the 13-year-old boy with his hands in the air.

About a thousand people gathered on Friday evening in a park on Chicago’s north-west side, some holding signs that read “Stop killing kids” and “CPD can’t be reformed”. A brass band played music as the crowd chanted: “No justice, no peace.”

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Pakistan Islamists take police hostage as anti-France protests continue   -23%

Police in Pakistan said a hardline Islamist group had taken at least six security personnel hostage at its headquarters in Lahore on Sunday after a week of violent clashes following the arrest of the group’s leader.The Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) group had given the government an April 20 deadline to expel the French ambassador over the publication of cartoons in France depicting the Prophet Mohammad. The authorities responded by arresting its leader, prompting supporters to hold protests…

Man allegedly shoots at car with his wife, children inside  

Police arrested a 29-year-old man after they say he fired two guns at a car with his wife and two children inside.


Letters to the Editor: 'Common ground' with the Ku Klux Klan? Huntington Beach has a problem   -16%

Readers respond to a Huntington Beach police spokesman urging KKK and Black Lives Matter protesters to find 'common ground.'

French police fine more than 100 diners at illegal underground Paris restaurant  

Paris police said on Saturday they had fined more than 100 diners at an underground restaurant flouting coronavirus restrictions and arrested its organiser, after a week of allegations that ministers attended similar rule-breaking events.“Guests fined for failing to respect applicable health measures. Organiser and manager arrested,” they added.The prosecutor’s office said the two were released on Saturday as the investigation continues.Outrage in France at claims elite dine at ‘secret…

Minneapolis and other US cities increase security ahead of Derek Chauvin trial verdict  

• Opinion: The haunting connection between George Floyd and Daunte Wright

'It's not enough': Residents react to charge against former Minnesota officer in killing of Daunte Wright   -16%

Minnesota prosecutors charged Kim Potter, who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, with second-degree manslaughter. She was released on $100,000 bail.

Derek Chauvin trial: officers brief defense could reflect confidence ... or lack of credibility   -6%

After a dramatic final week, all that is left is closing statements and jury decisions

The prosecution took 10 days to lay out its case against Derek Chauvin. The former Minneapolis police officer’s defense to the charges of murdering George Floyd barely lasted two.

The relative brevity of Chauvin’s case might reflect a confidence on the part of the defense that the evidence against him is easily picked apart or at least shaky enough to raise reasonable doubt with the jury.

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Facing gridlock in Washington, police reformers press locally  

Though police misconduct grabs national headlines, management of police departments – and their reform – is often a local affair. Citizens across the U.S. have embraced a bottom-up approach pushing for changes at the community level.

"Cold-Blooded Murder": Chicago Police Officer Shot 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo with His Hands in the Air   -10%

Protesters in Chicago took to the streets to condemn the police killing of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latinx boy, after bodycam video released by the Chicago police showed Toledo had his hands up in the air when a police officer shot him dead on March 29. Police initially described the incident as an "armed confrontation," but the video shows Toledo raised his hands after being ordered to do so. He was killed within 20 seconds of the officer leaving his car to chase him down a dark alley following a report of gunshots in the area. "A Chicago police officer murdered Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old. There is no other way to describe what we saw in the video," says Rey Wences, a community organizer based in Chicago's Little Village. We also speak with Rossana Rodríguez-Sanchez, a Chicago alderperson, who says city officials spent weeks disparaging Adam Toledo before releasing the bodycam footage. "Lori Lightfoot ran as a reformer. She ran on transparency," Rodríguez-Sanchez says of Chicago's mayor. "She's doing exactly the opposite of that."

EMS: 3 adults fatally shot in Austin, no suspect in custody   -5%

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three people were fatally shot in Austin on Sunday and no suspects are in custody, emergency responders said.

The Austin-Travis County EMS said it has received no reports of other victims. EMS spokeswoman Capt. Christa Stedman said early Sunday afternoon that it was still an active scene and that no arrests have been made.

She said the first 911 call came in at 11:44 a.m. and that three adults were fatally shot.

Stedman said she did not know the exact location where the three people were killed but that emergency personnel responded to an area that included a strip mall, several retail stores with a large apartment complex behind it.

Josh Katzowitz, who had been shopping at the nearby Trader Joe’s, said police and ambulances came “pouring in” to the area as he was leaving. He didn’t hear any shooting.

“The cops had their guns out,” he said. “Some had pistols, some had rifles and they were strapping on bulletproof vests. There were all of a sudden ambulances, sirens and police cars There were cops coming from everywhere.”

Police said on Twitter that they were on the scene of an active shooting and asked nearby residents to shelter in place and avoid the area.

Images from the scene showed a large presence of emergency responders, including dozens of police cars. There are also several ambulances and two SWAT trucks at the scene, and two police helicopters and a drone overhead.

Police said a portion of a nearby highway would be shut down in both directions.


Associated Press reporter Jamie Stengle in Dallas contributed.

Bangladesh arrests Hefazat-e-Islam leader after violent protests   -40%

Police in Bangladesh on Sunday arrested an influential leader of a group that led violent protests against last month’s visit by India’s prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation, officials

India arrests two men who used monkeys to steal cash from unsuspecting victims   -18%

Two men who roamed the Indian capital using monkeys to rob unsuspecting victims have been arrested, New Delhi police said Saturday.The pair were apprehended after one victim complained to officers

Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Class   -40%

The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.

Triple shootings leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Detroit   -10%

Police are investigating a shooting that has left one dead and two others injured, one believed to be the gunman, Detroit police said.


Iran said to ask Interpol to arrest Natanz sabotage suspect  

International police body refuses to confirm or deny request for help in finding Reza Karimi, who does not appear on 'red notice' list despite mockup displayed on Iranian state TV

Protesters gather by LAPD downtown headquarters in wake of Daunte Wright shooting   -16%

Protesters rallied in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown headquarters Wednesday night in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.

Daunte Wright and the Grammar of Kim Potters Resignation   20%

Potter insists that she “has loved every minute of being a police officer,” even if some of her final minutes in the field were spent annihilating a man.

Protests erupt in US cities after Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo killings video   -20%

The police killings of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old shot after being pulled over, and Adam Toledo, an unarmed 13-year-old, have sparked protests in a number of cities. Crowds in Minneapolis staged their sixth night of demonstrations, and thousand marched in Chicago, where Toledo was killed, after video of him being shot with his arms raised was released. Police in Portland declared a riot on Friday night

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Man arrested on suspicion of hate crime against Korean woman at Tustin park   -45%

Tustin police have arrested a man on suspicion of committing a hate crime after he allegedly made racial comments toward a Korean woman and punched her in the stomach.

Chicago mayor urges calm as police release footage of Adam Toledo's killing video   -11%

At a press conference before the release of footage – which appears to show a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month as he raises his hands to the air – the city's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, describes  the video as 'incredibly difficult to watch, particularly at the end'. She says it is understandable why residents feel an 'all-too-familiar surge of outrage and pain' but urges each resident to wait till they hear all the facts 

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