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Minneapolis Democratic Leader Says Burning of Third Precinct was "Righteous" Act

In an Aug. 2 opinion piece for Southside Pride, a local monthly newspaper, titled "The Cops Started It," Minneapolis DFL Chair Devin Hogan argued that the burning of the Third Precinct on May 28, 2020, three days after George Floyd’s death, was a "proportional response."

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Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

The lawsuit accuses CMPD and members of its command staff of drawing up a plan to end the night’s protests in Uptown over the death of George Floyd with “a retaliatory and punishing show of force ... to discourage future protests against police.”

New Guidebook Designed to Help Officer Stay Well and Safe During Civil Unrest

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has released "Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest," a guidebook to officer safety and wellness during civil unrest.

Poll: Voters Want Congress to Investigate 2020's Anti-Police Riots

In analyzing the survey results, the National Police Association (NPA) blamed reaction of elected officials to last year’s protests, which began after the death of George Floyd during a May arrest in Minneapolis, for a subsequent rise in violent crime.

Seattle Report Says Officers Could Have Defused Violence by Siding with Protesters

“The Panel felt that ‘taking a knee’ or standing publicly against police brutality … was a show of support for fair and just policing, and something SPD officers should do without reservation,” the OIG found.

Chicago Man Gets 3 Years Probation for Burning Police SUV

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman told Jacob Fagundo that he could have hurt or killed someone when he set fire to the police SUV on May 30, 2020. But the judge agreed the crime appeared to be an aberration in Fagundo’s behavior.

61 Arrested in Chicago After Crowds Fight with Officers

Suspects were arrested for offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, a police spokesperson told the station.

Man Gets Five Years for Burning Seattle Patrol Vehicle

The suspect was captured on video on May 30 lighting a paper towel and putting it in the back seat of a patrol while others in the crowd poured accelerants on the flames, eventually setting the car ablaze, according to the Department of Justice.

Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” wrote Daryl Turner, then president of the union. He noted that the team members volunteer for the work without any specialty pay.

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OR Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Burn Police Station

On June 26, 2020, court records say, the 23-year-old intentionally set fire on top of a dumpster, which had been pushed up against plywood attached to the precinct’s facade.

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