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EXPLAINER: What is ex-cop charged with in Wright death?

Dec. 08, 2021 08:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white suburban Minneapolis police officer charged with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, a Black man, said she meant to use her Taser to try to stop him from fleeing during an attempted arrest but accidentally grabbed her gun instead. A jury has been...

Key moments in the police shooting of Daunte Wright

Dec. 08, 2021 07:26 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black motorist. Here are some key moments in the case: April 11 — Police in Brooklyn Center, a...

Germany-wide police raids target alleged worker trafficking

Dec. 08, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police and customs officers conducted dozens of raids across the country Wednesday to crack down on the alleged human trafficking of temporary workers from outside the European Union. Federal police in Berlin tweeted that the raids started at 7 a.m. local time...

Tucson names Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar as new police chief

Dec. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson City Council has voted unanimously to make Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar the new chief of the city’s police department. Kasmar, a 21-year police veteran, replaces Chris Magnus, who was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate to lead Customs and Border...

New Haven alders reject mayor's choice for police chief

Dec. 07, 2021 22:03 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The New Haven Board of Alders has rejected the mayor's nomination of Renee Dominguez as police chief, after some city residents raised concerns about increasing violence, low diversity in the police department and a lack of public input in the chief selection process. ...

Ex-Montana police chief pleads guilty to child porn charge

Dec. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana police chief pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing child pornography via social media, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana said. William Daly Harrington, 43, entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, who...

Oakland backtracks, votes to add police as crimes surge

Dec. 07, 2021 21:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland City Council, a longtime leader in the Black Lives Matter movement to cut police funding, reversed course Tuesday and voted to hire more officers as it grapples with a surge in homicides and gun violence. The proposal by Mayor Libby Schaaf to add...

Lawsuit: Man was complying with officers when he was shot

Dec. 07, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was complying with police commands when officers killed him in a barrage of gunfire from high-powered rifles, according to a new federal lawsuit filed by his widow. Amy Craven's lawsuit says the actions by Mooresville police officers...

Police: Suspect killed, officer hurt when both hit by car

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A suspect died and an officer chasing him across a Des Moines street was injured Monday night when both were hit by a car, police said. The incident began when the officer spotted a van driving in reverse on a city street, then pull into a parking lot,...

Former police chief gets probation in civil rights case

Dec. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police chief who attacked a man who had tried to drown his infant daughter was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation. A federal judge sentenced Greg Hallgrimson, 52, who pleaded guilty in August to violating the civil rights of...