Philadelphia Pledges Better Response After Black Man’s Death

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted protests, widespread vandalism and an overn...

Police Departments Seeing Modest Cuts, but Not ‘Defunding’

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. ...
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Dismay Over Breonna Taylor Spills Into America’s Streets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. V...

Police Order Breonna Taylor Protesters to Disperse

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: Some protesters in Louisville have been ordered by polic...

Officers Fatally Shoot Suspect in Portland Protest Killing

LACEY, Wash. — A team of law enforcement officers fatally shot a man suspected of being the gunman who killed a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown, the U.S. Marshals Serv...