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LukaTDB/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — It’s a scenario that you’ve likely heard about from time to time. Police are sent to respond to a call of a mental health emergency and in some cases, there are tragic results. While some departments have implemented protocols to address these situations, sending in teams of experienced […]

kali9/iStockBy JOSHUA HOYOS and CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to advance its plan to eliminate the police department and create a new public safety unit. On the heels of the death of George Floyd on May 25, protests have sparked across the country with demands […]

amphotora/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia’s mayor and police commissioner apologized for using tear gas on protesters earlier this month and issued a moratorium on the practice after weeks of criticism. Mayor Jim Kenney told reporters Thursday he was compelled to speak out against his officers’ actions during a June 1 protest on […]

Breonna Taylor FamilyBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — One of the three police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor has been terminated from the force. Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department on Tuesday, more than three months after Taylor’s death. Taylor, a 26-year-old African American emergency room […]

San Jose Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (SAN JOSE, Calif.) — A woman who deliberately coughed on a baby in a stroller at a restaurant is being hunted by police. The incident occurred in the afternoon of June 12 at approximately 5:25 p.m. at a Yogurtland establishment in San Jose, California, when the suspect, […]

amphotora/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man by a Southern California sheriff’s deputy who was not wearing a body camera has prompted politicians and the teenager’s family to request state Attorney General Xavier Becerra launch an independent investigation “so we know we are getting the truth.” Andres […]

iStock/NadejdaReidBy: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — When a Pennsylvania police officer crashed his patrol car on the way to a call, a bystander stepped in to save him, authorities said. The fiery, two-car accident took place on Sunday in Uniontown, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater told […]

Jacksonville Sheriff’s OfficeBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A mock lynching of a mannequin wearing a police officer’s uniform and a pig mask has been found hanging over a highway. The scene was discovered early on the morning of June 20 when emergency responders were dispatched at approximately 6 a.m. to investigate a […]

SeanPavonePhoto/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — Police in Virginia’s capital declared an unlawful assembly on Sunday night as anti-racism protesters tried to tear down a Confederate-era monument. The Richmond Police Department announced the unlawful assembly declaration on Twitter, urging people to “leave the area.” The department later tweeted that an unlawful assembly was […]

Kuzma/iStock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The police officer who shot and killed Cameron Lamb in Missouri last year was charged with manslaughter Thursday. The news came just days after his family met with President Donald Trump to talk about racial inequality and police reform. A Jackson County grand jury indicted former Kansas City police officer Eric […]

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