Police are searching for Leila Cavett, who may be the mother of the child in the photograph, that was found alone in a parking lot in Miramar, Florida. – (Miramar Police Department via Twitter)By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (MIRAMAR, Fla.) — Two days after a young boy was spotted wandering around a Florida parking lot, […]

filo/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Peaceful protests against police brutality and the presence of federal agents at demonstrations turned violent as police in several large cities across the country declared riots, and one protester in Austin was killed in a shooting that erupted during a weekend of civil unrest. A Black Lives […]

nazarethman/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (AURORA, Colo.) — Five attendees of a rally and vigil for Elijah McClain held last month in Aurora are suing the Colorado city and its interim top cop over what they say was an unconstitutional police response that “terrorized” peaceful protesters. On June 27, thousands of demonstrators gathered for a […]

WLS-TVBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (CHICAGO) — At least 14 people were shot outside a Chicago funeral home Tuesday, according to the Chicago Police Department. An unknown number of people inside a vehicle shot at multiple people on the street who were attending a funeral. The individuals on the street then exchanged gunfire with the […]

ABC News/KTSPBY: IVAN PEREIRA (MINNEAPOLIS) — Nearly two months after George Floyd died at the hand of Minneapolis police officers, Minnesota state leaders approved a comprehensive police reform bill that included a ban on chokeholds and what it deemed “warrior-style training.” The state Legislature passed the bill during the early morning hours Tuesday. Gov. Tim […]

iStock/MattGushBy: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Multiple people were injured during a Bible study session on Saturday afternoon when an alleged member of the congregation stabbed the church’s pastor before being stopped by the area’s police chief who happened to be in attendance. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at around 3 p.m. at […]

carlballou/iStockBY: AARON KATERSKY AND CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department have taken into custody an assistant of the tech entrepreneur who was found decapitated and dismembered in his apartment earlier this week, police sources confirmed to ABC News. Fahim Saleh, 33, was found dead in his New York City […]

Courtesy Ben Crump LawBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) — The family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of the 46-year-old Black man that ignited nationwide protests and demands to major reform to U.S. policing. The lawsuit was […]

Left, Joshua Taylor, 25, and Brandon Dingman, 34, of the Wilson Police Department in Oklahoma, is charged in connection to the second-degree murder of Jared Lakey. – (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (CARTER COUNTY, Okla.) — Disturbing video of a 28-year-old Oklahoma man, who died shortly after he was shot with […]

amphotora/iStockBy JACK DATE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — A Justice Department investigation into a specialized narcotics unit of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Police Department found officers routinely used excessive force, including punching people in the face and using head strikes in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. “We found in that case there was a […]

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