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Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police offic...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police offic...

Washington sheriff charged over confrontation with Black man

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Tuesday filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against a county sheriff stemming from his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier in ...

California enacts law to strip badges from bad officers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has joined the vast majority of states in setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias, a change that was among several ...

Cop wrongfully arrests foreign caregiver for no ID while tossing trash in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City police officer is being investigated for violating the Criminal Code (刑法) after he detained a foreign caregiver for not having an ID while she was taking...

Suit says police held wrong woman at gunpoint, damaged car

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A woman is suing Delaware State Police alleging that plainclothes officers in unmarked cars blockaded her in her car and held her at gunpoint before they realized she was not t...

Virginia jury awards $300k to Black woman injured by officer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A jury in Virginia has awarded $300,000 in damages to a Black woman who sued a police officer for excessive force and false arrest after she was forced face-down onto the pavement...

Students pulled from car by Atlanta police sue city

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death...

Newspaper carrier confronted by sheriff files $5M tort claim

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. Attorneys representing Se...

Tennessee man suing officials over social media post arrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man arrested over a social media post sued law enforcement officers Tuesday, claiming they violated his First Amendment rights, the Tennessean reported. ...

Lawsuit: Police drew gun on driver whose headlights were off

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An officer drew a gun on a young Black driver whose only infraction was driving with his headlights off, according to a lawsuit filed against a South Carolina town and its poli...

Washington state sues Greyhound over immigration searches

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington sued Greyhound Lines Inc. for letting U.S. immigration agents board buses in Spokane, Washington, in search of people who are in the U.S. illegally. ...

Mayor apologizes for false arrest in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was questioned by Democratic Progressive Party legislator Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄) at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday (Nov. 5) about the false ...

Mexican police investigated in deadly fall from building

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon are investigating five law enforcement officers for their alleged involvement in the death of a man who fell from the 14...

Judge: NY gravity knife law too vague to outlaw chef's knife

NEW YORK (AP) — With the flick of a pen, a New York judge has ruled that a sous chef can carry his folding knife because a state law judging gravity knives by a wrist-flick test was too vague. ...