Merrick Garland, US attorney general, speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, in which he announced an investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP/Bloomberg

The US justice department on Wednesday launched a sweeping civil investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury’s verdict that (...)

The nine-minute video from Eric Stillman’s body camera showed the 34-year-old officer running after Adam Toledo in an alley at 2.30am in Little Village, a Mexican neighbourhood in Chicago’s west side. Photograph: Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Chicago officials released to the public on Thursday a graphic body-camera video showing a police officer shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy while(...)

A demonstrator holds a sign reading “Stop Killing Black People” as she stands outside the Brooklyn Center police station while protesting the death of Daunte Wright . Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

The police officer accused of killing 20-year-old Daunte Wright made her first court appearance by Zoom on Thursday, as she faces charges of second-de(...)

Daunte Wright and his son Daunte Jr at the child’s first birthday party. A white police officer, Kimberly Potter, has been charged with manslaughter over Wright’s killing. Photograph: Ben Crump Law, PLLC. via AP

The police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, as protests over the death of the A(...)