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Courtesy Sanford Rubenstein(NEW YORK) — BY: CHRISTINA CARREGA A New York City mom who believes she was wrongfully arrested for not properly wearing a face mask while on the subway platform, intends to file a $10 million notice of claim against the city for excessive force, her attorney says. Kaleemah Rozier, 22, said she was […]

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — A man has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in setting fire to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct amid citywide protests over the death of George Floyd. Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, of Brainerd, Minnesota, was located by federal investigators in the Denver area on June […]

amphotora/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — The police chief in Virginia’s capital has resigned following weeks of citywide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced at a press conference that William Smith has stepped down from his post as the city’s police chief at Stoney’s request. “One […]

ChiccoDodiFC/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (ATLANTA) — A number of police officers in Georgia’s capital and most populous city have resigned in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The Atlanta Police Foundation revealed Monday night that eight officers within the Atlanta Police Department have resigned since June 1. Earlier Monday, […]

dlewis33/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Police unions are one of the most important guardians of law enforcement in the United States — negotiating salary, benefits and most importantly protections for their members. But that urge to protect also has another side in some cases — a resistance to reforms that they see […]

Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Department will not alter or remove George Floyd’s memorial amid ongoing protests. “We respect the memory of him and will not disrupt the meaningful artifacts that honor the importance of his life,” the police department tweeted Saturday. […]

iStockBy: CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — False arrests, civil rights violations and excessive force are just a handful of claims made against police departments across the country by the thousands every year. Amid massive protests over the last few weeks on the heels of the death of George Floyd while in police custody, […]

iStockBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Many minority police officers have found themselves in a unique position during the current debate over police reform. Members of black and Latino police associations say their members have experienced both what it feels like to be targeted by prejudice because of the color of their skin […]

kali9/iStockBy MARK OSBORNE and JOSH HOYOS, ABC NEWS (ATLANTA) — Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned, according to city Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Shields had served in the position since December 2016. Shields will continue with the department in a role to be determined. “It has become abundantly clear that over the last couple […]

Michael Ciaglo/Getty ImagesBY: LIONEL MOISE AND LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (DENVER) — For the past few weeks Sergeant Carla Havard of the Denver Police Department has been on the frontlines of protests and demonstrations, but her experience differs from the white officers she works with. “When I take off this uniform, I am Sandra Bland. […]


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