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Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

 Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

An officer involved in the death of Minnesota man George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, as protests over Mr Floyd’s(...)

A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

In this file still image taken on May 25th shows Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd. Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty

US police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis(...)

The message that Twitter has placed on a Trump tweet. Photograph: Getty

Twitter has accused US president Donald Trump of “glorifying violence”, attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about unrest in Minneapolis that i(...)

A protester raises his arms as tear gas floats outside the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct during a second day of demonstrations. Photograph: EPA

Protests and rioting erupted for a second night in Minneapolis following the death of a black man who had been physically restrained by four white pol(...)

Dermot Shea leaves City Hall in New York with his wife, Serena, after being named commisioner of the New York Police Department – the largest police force in the United States. Photograph: Dave Sanders/The New York Times

The New York Police Department has long been known as a bastion of Irish-America. On Monday that tradition continued when Dermot Shea was named the ne(...)

NYPD police chief James O’Neill in Dublin. The commissioner will be a guest speaker at this year’s I.NY Festival which takes place in Limerick in October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Police forces must be fully resourced and highly visibly in the community to tackle localised crime waves, New York police chief James O’Neill has sai(...)

Oberstown children’s detention centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

“When you are out in Dublin, a guard stops you without any reason and brings you to the station, and you are let out 20 minutes later, which is a wast(...)

Gwen Carr (centre) holds a portrait of her son Eric Garner in New York in July, 2015.  File photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/The New York Times

The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer, who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold which contributed to his death, (...)

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