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Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

Nov. 29, 2021 18:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she'll push to reverse planned cuts to the city's police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that...

Howard County announces next police chief

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County will soon have a new police chief. County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday that Gregory Der will succeed Chief Lisa Myers, who is retiring, according to a news release. Der starts Jan. 1. Der is...

Georgia sheriff asks judge to dismiss charges against him

Nov. 29, 2021 16:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The use of a restraint chair by an Atlanta-area sheriff does not amount to excessive force under any clearly established law and federal charges against him should be dismissed, his lawyer argued Monday. A federal prosecutor countered that Clayton County...

DA releases name of man killed in shootout with police

Nov. 29, 2021 16:22 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — An armed suspect in a Seekonk break-in who died in an exchange of gunfire with police over the weekend was shot three times, prosecutors said Monday. The man, who had what was described by authorities as an AK-47 model rifle, was identified as...

DeSantis proposes raises, bonuses for first responders

Nov. 29, 2021 15:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will include raises and bonuses for law enforcement when he announces his overall state budget proposal next week, he said at a news conference Monday. DeSantis is proposing repeating the $1,000 bonuses law...

N. Carolina police officer kills man wielding machete

Nov. 29, 2021 13:07 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer shot and killed a man who lunged at him with a machete and yelled at officers to kill him, authorities said. Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson said Sgt. R.T. Phillips shot Adam McKnight, 33, after...

Patrol: Man shot by Nebraska trooper dies at hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man shot by a Nebraska state trooper last week during a drug investigation has died at a Lincoln hospital, authorities said. German Pedrazo, 27, died Sunday night, four days after he was shot in a Lincoln parking lot, the Lincoln Journal Star...

Sioux Falls officer fires at van that rammed squad car

Nov. 29, 2021 10:54 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police shot at a fleeing minivan after its driver rammed a squad car and nearly hit two officers, according to authorities. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after an officer tried to stop the minivan for a traffic...

Indiana deputy fatally shoots suspect after police pursuit

Nov. 29, 2021 10:35 AM EST

CULVER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff's deputy fatally shot a motorist who fled a traffic stop and eventually stopped and pinned the deputy between two vehicles, police said. Indiana State Police are investigating Sunday's fatal shooting, which occurred after a...

Police: 5-year-old girl fatally shot by 3-year-old cousin

Nov. 29, 2021 09:01 AM EST

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — A five-year-old girl was fatally shot by her younger cousin in Georgia on Thanksgiving, police said. Khalis Eberhart was hit in the chest after her 3-year-old cousin was able to reach his father's handgun, left loaded and unsecured as the family...