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Assembly to vote on Republican-authored police incentives

Jan. 25, 2022 09:29 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly was set to vote Tuesday on a package of Republican-authored bills designed to bolster police recruiting. The measures come as officer applications have dwindled in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the national debate over police...

Wounded Phoenix police officer released from hospital

Jan. 25, 2022 09:26 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer who was initially not expected to live after being seriously wounded in a Dec. 14 shooting has been released from a hospital and been taken to another medical facility for rehabilitation from his injuries, the Police Department said. Officer...

Man with knife shot by police in Burlington dies

Jan. 25, 2022 08:52 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A man shot by police in Massachusetts over the weekend after calling 911 to say he had a knife and was having mental health issues has died from his injuries, authorities said. The man shot just after noon on Sunday in Burlington was identified by...

Ex-school cop charged with child sexual abuse

Jan. 25, 2022 08:17 AM EST

NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) — A former police officer who most recently worked as the school resource officer northeast of Spokane in Newport is charged with sexually abusing a child. The Newport Police Department said Raul Lopez is charged with lewd conduct with a child younger than 16...

Gunmen kill Pakistani policeman guarding polio workers

Jan. 25, 2022 06:20 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Pakistani policeman who was providing security for polio vaccination workers in the northwest on Tuesday, according to police. The assailants fled the scene, and no one claimed responsibility for the attack in Kohat, local police...

Lawsuit: 1st Wyoming Black sheriff fires deputy for racism

Jan. 24, 2022 20:27 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s first Black sheriff last year fired a white deputy who is accused of tormenting a Black subordinate for years with racist name-calling that led him to quit, a new federal lawsuit reveals. Albany County Patrol Sgt. Christian Handley once drove past...

Deputy shoots man who fired gun from LA area rooftop

Jan. 24, 2022 19:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot a man who fired at deputies and a law enforcement helicopter from the roof of a house in a Los Angeles suburb early Monday, authorities said. Deputies responded around 4 a.m. after residents reported a man who had...

New NYC mayor, an ex-cop, unveils plan to stem gun violence

Jan. 24, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After witnessing an unnerving rash of violence during his first three weeks in office, New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the city would step up efforts to seize illegal guns and institute a multi-pronged plan to tackle crime. Adams, a former New York City police...

Man allegedly released over COVID-19 diagnosis back in jail

Jan. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police officials are conducting an internal investigation to determine why a man suspected of domestic assault was released from a St. Louis jail without being charged, authorities said Monday. A St. Louis police union official alleged that 36-year-old Mac Payne...

Family of Black woman found dead questions police response

Jan. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EST

The family of a Black woman who was found dead last month in her Bridgeport apartment has accused city police of showing a lack of responsiveness and racial insensitivity in their handling of the investigation. Lauren Smith-Fields, 23, was found dead after a man she had met recently...