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$3M Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Black Man’s Death

A North Carolina sheriff’s office announced a $3 million settlement on Monday in a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed in his car by sheriff’s deputies more than a year ago. …

Chicago May Pay $1M to Estate of Man Killed in Burglary Try

CHICAGO (AP) — What started with three unarmed men attempting to burglarize a Southwest Side electronics store one night in April 2012 ended in a hail of gunfire from Chicago police officers as the friends tried to flee the scene …

Family of Slain Woman Files Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Officer

The family of an Australian-American woman who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer last year after she called 911 to report a possible assault filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the officer was inexperienced and unfit for duty. The …

FBI Says Database Tracking Police Use of Deadly Force Coming

The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday at a congressional hearing that reflected the sustained political interest in the …