Trump to Nominate AL’s Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

Sessions, a U.S. senator for two decades, had been one of Trump’s few early cheerleaders in Congress. The former prosecutor has opposed immigration reform as well as bipartisan proposals to cut mandatory minimum prison sentences. His record of racially charged comments in the 1980s is likely to become an issue for Democrats and civil rights groups who will give his nomination close scrutiny.

New Use-of-Force Protocols Proposed for Cleveland Police

Cleveland police are operating under a 2015 federal consent decree after findings of civil rights violations, racial bias and excessive use of force by officers. The proposed new policy would require officers who use and observe force to provide a detailed account of what happened leading up to the force. It would also require an accounting of efforts to de-escalate the situation.