Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Criminal Justice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. The jury announced...
by Adrian Sainz -- MEMPHIS — DNA tests on a knife and other evidence must be performed in the case of a Tennessee death row inmate facing execution in December for the stabbing deaths of a woman and her daughter...
by Mike Householder and Tammy Webber -- KENOSHA, Wis. — Anger over the shooting of a Black man by police spilled into the streets of Kenosha for a second night Monday, with police again firing tear gas at hundreds of...
UPDATED --  Two years after being elected to represent District 33, state Sen. Katrina Robinson, 39, faces federal charges of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud. At a press conference held in front of the D’Army Bailey Courthouse...
From chokehold bans to ending the money bail system, Tuesday’s (July 14) Southern Justice Summit tackled myriad topics focused on criminal justice reform. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Tonja Sesley-Baymon, president and chief executive officer for the Memphis Urban...
The “Ban the Box” ordinance will get another shot at approval later this month after the Shelby County Board of Commissioners failed to pass the measure Monday (July 14). In yet another effort to reform the criminal justice system, something...
Members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not be charged in his killing, the top prosecutor in Memphis said Friday. Shelby County District...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to...
Jennifer Cobbina, Michigan State University High-profile cases of officer brutality against black citizens in recent years have caused Americans to question the racial makeup of their police departments. Many advocates believe that diversifying these forces will help reduce police violence against...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press A Tennessee inmate accused of killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor has been indicted on charges including premeditated murder and rape. The indictment obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday charges Curtis...
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