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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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

MattGush/iStockBY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (SAN ANTONIO) — At least eight people have been shot outside a San Antonio bar Friday night and police are still searching for the shooter. The victims are all in stable condition at this time, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. A group of five people, two males […]

Elijah Nouvelage/Getty ImagesBY: WILLIAM MANSELL AND CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (ATLANTA) — A man was killed after reportedly being shot by an Atlanta police officer late Friday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Officials have identified the man as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks of Atlanta. At 10:33 p.m. local time officers responded to a […]

Alex_Schmidt/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SEATTLE) — After confrontations with police, protesters in Seattle seized a several-block area to create an “autonomous police-free zone,” and Seattle’s police chief says she’s “very angry about the situation.” Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she supports the right to free speech, but adds, “this is not that.” “We just […]


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