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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. […]

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 […]

Fedorovekb/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Police brutality and use of force have long been issues in the United States. In the aftermath of Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s deaths at the hands of police officers six years ago, reforming law enforcement became a rallying cry. The horror of seeing Garner say, “I […]

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 […]

The legend @Spike Lee checked in with us this morning on The Morning Hustle to discuss his new movie, what’s been going on in America, and why he’s felt it …

Kali9/iStockBy MARK OSBORNE, ABC NEWS (PASO ROBLES, Calif.) — The Paso Robles, California, Police Department said they shot the gunman who has been on the run since early Wednesday after he allegedly targeted a precinct and injured a deputy. He is also believed to be responsible for the murder of a transient man in the […]

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy PIERRE THOMAS, JOHN KELLY and TONYA SIMPSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Akil Carter, an 18-year-old black man, was on his way home from church with his white grandmother in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, when the local police pulled them over. The next thing he knew, he says, guns were drawn and he was ordered out […]

It’s always great to get Bun B’s perspective on any subject, but being he’s from the city of Houston, Texas, which was where George Floyd was from, we wanted …

kali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — Thomas Lane, one of the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail on bail. Lane, 37, who had been held on $750,000 conditional bail, was freed from the Hennepin County jail at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail […]