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Stories with person: Al Sharpton
  • Sharpton: Tap special prosecutors for alleged police abuse 
    Updated: May-02-15 2:50 pm

    NEW YORK - Special prosecutors should be used in cases of alleged police misconduct, the Rev. Al Sharpton urged Saturday, complaining anew about a New York grand jury's failure to indict officers in the death of Eric Garner while noting a Maryland prosecutor had filed charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

  • NYC Council speaker: Police should lighten up on minor crime 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 7:31 pm

    NEW YORK - The New York City Council speaker said Saturday that fewer arrests for low-level offenses would help police improve their relations with some communities.

  • Jesse Jackson addresses audience after shooting death 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:55 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson says that, in the wake of the shooting of a black man by a white North Charleston police officer, law officers everywhere should be wearing body cameras.

  • Shooting makes North Charleston chief's outreach job harder story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 4:49 am

    NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Eddie Driggers had been out of active policing for five years when North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey offered him the top job in South Carolina's third-largest city.

  • Sharpton praises response to police shooting of SC man story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-12-15 7:47 pm

    NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that swift action taken by a white mayor and police chief in the South could set the tone for handling future questions of police misconduct across the country.

  • Activists: Vote now to confirm Lynch as US attorney general story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-15 12:56 pm

    NEW YORK - U.S. Senate leaders should immediately call for a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, national civil rights activists urged Saturday.

  • Sharpton pledges support for family of man shot by officer story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-15 3:59 pm

    NEW YORK - As an act of violence once again focuses the nation on relations between law enforcement and minorities, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday that his civil rights organization will stand with the family of the black South Carolina man fatally shot by a white police officer.

  • Sharpton pledges support for family of man shot by police 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 1:19 pm

    NEW YORK - As an act of violence once again focuses the nation on the relationship between law enforcement and minorities, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday that his civil rights organization will stand with the family of the black South Carolina man fatally shot by a white police officer.

  • Obama mixes mild poke at critics into prayer breakfast 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 10:52 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama mixed a joking poke at his critics with his Easter-themed remarks Tuesday at a White House prayer breakfast.