Mississippi sheriff changes policies after violent abuse. Victims say it's to escape accountability
Attorneys for the victims of a racist episode of police torture say new policies unveiled by a Mississippi sheriff’s department this week were introduced so the sheriff can escape liability in a civil lawsuit and forestall a federal probe.
Inmate who stabbed Derek Chauvin 22 times is charged with attempted murder, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors say Derek Chauvin was stabbed in prison 22 times by a former gang leader and one-time FBI informant who told investigators he targeted the former Minneapolis police officer because of his notoriety for killing George Floyd.
5 takeaways from AP's Black attorneys general interviews about race, justice and politics
In wide-ranging interviews with The Associated Press, six sitting Black attorneys general discussed the challenges and opportunities of serving as the top law enforcement officer in their respective states.
Barbers Hill HS student disciplined for natural hair back in in-school suspension after weeks at alternative school
An 18-year-old Barbers Hill High School student who was disciplined for his natural hairstyle is back in in-school suspension being sent to an alternative school for over a month.
Illinois appeals court affirms actor Jussie Smollett's convictions and jail sentence
An appeals court has upheld the disorderly conduct convictions of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police.
US prosecutors say plots to assassinate Sikh leaders were part of a campaign of planned killings
Law enforcement authorities say in court papers that the plot driven by a government official in India to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York City was meant to precede another killing in California and more assassinations in the U.S. and Canada.
At Black Lives Matter house, families are welcomed into space of freedom and healing
A national Black Lives Matter nonprofit that was widely criticized for purchasing a sprawling California mansion with donated funds recently opened the property to dozens of families who lost loved ones in incidents of police violence.
Mistrial declared after federal jury deadlocks in trial of ex-officer in deadly Breonna Taylor raid
Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on federal civil rights charges against a former Kentucky police officer charged in the police raid that killed Breonna Taylor, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.
FCC adopts rules to eliminate 'digital discrimination' for communities with poor internet access
The Federal Communications Commission is implementing new rules banning internet providers from discrimination in how they provide service to communities based on income level, race and other protected classes.
1 in 3 US Asians and Pacific Islanders faced racial abuse this year, AP-NORC/AAPI Data poll shows
Despite ongoing efforts to combat anti-Asian racism that arose after the pandemic, a third of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders say they have experienced an act of abuse based on their race or ethnicity in the last year.
Survivors say trauma from abusive Native American boarding schools stretches across generations
Survivors of government-backed Native American boarding schools and their descendants have shared their experiences as U.S. officials made a final stop in Montana on their yearlong tour to confront the institutions that regularly abused students to assimilate them into white society.
Trooper accused of withholding body-camera video agrees to testify in deadly arrest of Black driver
Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Louisiana state trooper accused of withholding graphic body-camera footage that shows another officer dragging Black motorist Ronald Greene by his ankle shackles during his deadly 2019 arrest.
1 of 2 Colorado officers convicted in Elijah McClain's death after neck hold, ketamine injection
Jurors have convicted a Denver-area police officer and acquitted another of charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became a rallying cry in protests over racial injustice in policing.
Barbers Hill ISD suspended over his hairstyle to be sent to an alternative education program
A Black student who spent more than a month on in-school suspension over his dreadlocks has been told he will be removed from his Texas high school and sent to a disciplinary alternative education program on Thursday.
France's top body rejects contention by campaigners that racial profiling by police is systemic
France’s highest administrative authority has rejected an effort by rights campaigners to end what they allege is a generalized practice by French police of targeting Black people and people of Arab descent for stops and checks.
Prosecutors say Elijah McClain was just walking home as jury urged to convict officers in his death
Prosecutors seeking a conviction of two Colorado police officers in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain have implored a jury during closing arguments to remember that he was just trying to walk home on the night of the fatal encounter.
Lawyer: Tyre Nichols had stolen items, hallucinogenic in car during fatal encounter with police
A lawyer for a former Memphis officer charged in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols said in court documents that investigators found the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin and stolen credit cards in Nichols’ car when he was pulled over in a traffic stop that led to the confrontation between Nichols and police, but authorities looking into the death have not confirmed the claims.
Columbus statue, removed from a square in Providence, Rhode Island, re-emerges in nearby town
Three years after a Christopher Columbus statue was removed from a square in Providence, Rhode Island, the bronze cast has re-emerged, this time in a park in Johnston, Rhode Island, about 9 miles west of the capital.
'Tennessee Three' Democrat sues over expulsion and House rules that temporarily silenced him
Tennessee Democratic Rep. Justin Jones has filed a federal lawsuit challenging his expulsion and House rules restricting lawmakers’ floor comments that Republicans applied to silence Jones for part of one day.
The boyfriend of a Navajo woman has been convicted of fatally shooting her in emblematic case
The boyfriend of a Navajo woman whose case was emblematic of a movement launched to draw attention to an epidemic of missing and slain Indigenous women was convicted of first-degree murder in her fatal shooting.
Abduction and terrorism trial after boy found dead at New Mexico compound opens with mom's testimony
Federal prosecutors presented tearful testimony Tuesday from the mother of a sickly toddler who was whisked away from his Georgia home by relatives without her permission to a remote desert encampment in northern New Mexico where he died.
Brazosport ISD grad not invited back to crown this year’s homecoming queen because of what she wore to graduation
Administrators in the Brazosport Independent School District have declared that last year’s Homecoming Queen is not welcome to pass the crown, a tradition, due to what she wore to graduation in May.