Obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, all more prevalent in African American communities, are risk factors for coronavirus outcomes.
The suspect "without consent ... applied pressure to victim's throat and impeded her breathing," according to a police report.
New York rolled back restrictions on cash bail, which could lead to more people being jailed as they await trial.
Wearing religious head coverings is a First Amendment right, the woman's attorney said. "We don't lose those rights because we have interactions with law enforcement."
Over the last month, the #closethelibraries campaign has called to close library buildings not only to the public but also to library staff.