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A woman holds a protest sign during a rally to protest at the death of Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest by Baltimore police. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

More than 1,000 demonstrators chanting “shut it down“ marched through Baltimore on Saturday to protest the death of a black man who died after being t(...)

 A makeshift memorial at the spot where a homeless man was killed by  police  in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Police officers shot and killed a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday in a dramatic confrontation caught on video. Five officers grappled o(...)

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey: spoke candidly about race relations and the “disconnect” between black communities and US law enforcement. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Bureau of Investigations director James Comey used a speech at an American university to speak candidly about race relations and the “disconn(...)

Police stand guard at a crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday after two  New York plainclothes officers were shot and injured while responding to a grocery store robbery. Three suspects are being questioned. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The widening rift between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city’s rank-and-file police officers over his police reforms and response to the kill(...)

Police officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral for officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. Photograph:  Reuters

New York mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for reconciliation in his eulogy for the second of two police officers murdered last month, two deaths that led(...)

Courtney Palmer, cousin of Antonio Martin, an armed man fatally shot by police late on Tuesday, kneels with her family in front of a memorial at the site of the shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuters
St Louis protests after police shooting
  • US
  • December 25, 2014, 12:59

Protests flared into early Thursday in the St Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who allegedly brandished a gun at a gas st(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio (left) appealed for calm in the aftermath of the killing of two officers, who were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city’s police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of (...)

Ismaaiyl Brinsley (28) is seen in an undated picture provided by the New York Police Department on December 21, 2014.

The gunman who murdered two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred of police and the government and an (...)

A crime scene investigator examines the scene after two New York Police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday. The officers were shot and killed as they sat in a marked squad car in Brooklyn  New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Photograph: Reuters

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an “assassination“. The incident occurred hours after a warning on socia(...)

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)

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