City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot dead by police in a botched raid on her apartment in March, to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit, Mayor Greg Fischer said on Tuesday. The settlement will be accompanied by reforms of the Louisville Metro Police Department,… Read More City of Louisville to pay $12million settlement to family of Breonna Taylor over extrajudicial shooting

NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic to protest racial injustice, triggering similar moves across other sports. The action by the Wisconsin-based team follows the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the city… Read More NBA, other sports postpone games following boycott over racial injustice

U.S. Democratic politicians urge police reform as protests continue in various cities

Prominent Democratic politicians on Friday embraced the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, adopting their slogans and announcing reforms as tensions remained high in major cities. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump over his sometimes heavy-handed response to the… Read More U.S. Democratic politicians urge police reform as protests continue in various cities

Former U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis criticizes military response to civil unrest

After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest. Protests have erupted around the United States since the death on May 25 of unarmed black man George… Read More Former U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis criticizes military response to civil unrest

Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

Minnesota’s attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level charges against three other sacked officers, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday. George Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on… Read More Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city. Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on a bystander’s cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd’s… Read More Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. The video, taken by an onlooker to Monday night’s fatal… Read More Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Video of Chicago police fatally shooting black teen released

Chicago police released video on Friday that showed the moments before officers killed an unarmed 18-year-old black man last week but failed to capture the fatal shots because a policeman’s body camera was not recording, prompting allegations of a cover-up and calls for a special prosecutor. In the footage released by Chicago’s Independent Police Review… Read More Video of Chicago police fatally shooting black teen released