Contra Costa County changes drug charge policy

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will no longer file charges against most people arrested for being in possession of a small amount of drugs.

Kentucky governor calls for release of Breonna Taylor evidence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on Attorney General Daniel Cameron during a Wednesday press conference to release further evidence in the Breonna Taylor case. A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two […]

Parents push for reduced penalty for assaulting police

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- The mother of an adult son with autism is among those supporting a bill to change the penalty for assaulting a law enforcement officer in Virginia. The same legislation has been criticized by some who fear lessening the stakes sends the wrong message about how the public should treat police. The bill […]

Suspect in fatal Portland shooting of Trump supporter killed by police

A man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of President Donald Trump backers rode through downtown was killed Thursday as investigators moved in to arrest him near Olympia, Washington, NewsNation affiliate KOIN-TV has confirmed.

Harris draws on her past as US faces reckoning on police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is drawing on her past as the U.S. faces a reckoning over policing. As a San Francisco prosecutor, Harris declined to seek the death penalty against a young officer’s killer. But as she rose through politics, allies say she’s understood the need to build productive relationships with law enforcement. After losing the backing of a key officers group in her 2010 race for California attorney general, she won their support for her reelection bid in 2014. That background could be an asset as President Donald Trump tries to convince voters that Harris and Joe Biden would allow more violence and crime in the streets.

Illinois teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence ‘domestic terrorism’

Biden’s wife, Jill, on Tuesday kicked off a multi-week, 10-city tour of schools disrupted by the pandemic in eight battleground states, drawing a direct line from the empty classrooms to the administration’s failures combating COVID-19.