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Legal Beat

The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day 12

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, the eighth day here, the ninth day here, the tenth day here, and the eleventh day here. Today the defense began its case in chief. The morning started

Mental Health

Amid outcry, states push mental health training for police

The officer who Cassandra Quinto-Collins says kneeled on her son’s neck for over four minutes assured her it was standard protocol for sedating a person experiencing a mental breakdown. “I was there watching it the whole time,” Quinto-Collins told The Associated Press. “I just trusted that they knew what they were doing.” Angelo Quinto’s sister

Legal Beat

Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

A man was fatally shot by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said. The gunfire began just before 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, mother church of the Episcopal

Legal Beat

Prescott Valley Police Make Arrest in Case of Shots Fired into Deputy’s Home

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Prescott Valley Police Department arrested a male subject regarding the December 3rd early morning shooting into the occupied dwelling of a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy. Among others, the subject was charged with: Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault Upon A Peace Officer, Discharge of

State

Movement to defund police gains urgency in Arizona

A years-old movement to reform police departments, which reentered the national debate last spring when a Minneapolis police officer dug his knee into George Floyd’s back until he couldn’t breathe, has taken root in Arizona. “No justice, no peace, defund the police!” The chant is a nationwide call to action, voiced by millions at protests,

National

Portland protests set up clash between journalists, police

The beam of a police officer’s flashlight swept across a group of 15 people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Portland, Oregon, recording and taking photos of the nightly protests that have roiled the city for three months. Most in the recent group wore helmets, reflective vests or shirts emblazoned with the word “PRESS” and

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