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Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Wisconsin man charged with murder in Ohio Turnpike stabbing

Oct. 20, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Wisconsin man was charged with murder Wednesday in what authorities believe was a random knife attack that killed a motorist and injured another after they had stopped at a travel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. The victims, who were not traveling...

Feds: Seminole man pleads guilty in connection to 2 killings

Oct. 20, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Seminole man who was a member of a Native American prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to separate homicides, federal prosecutors announced. Matthew Onesimo Armstrong, 32, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma,...

Gunman in Arizona train shooting faced charges in California

Oct. 20, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The man who died in an gunfight in Tucson with law enforcement officers this month after fatally shooting a federal agent inside an Amtrak train faced multiple criminal charges in California, two Arizona newspapers reported. Darrion Taylor, 26, had...

Woman pleads guilty to murder after fatal crash during chase

Oct. 20, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who collided with two vehicles while trying to elude police pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder. Mia Collins was accused of causing the crash that killed Maria Wood, 70, and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Rosemary...

Wichita man charged in shooting of 11-year-old girl

Oct. 20, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl inside a home. Byron Purcell, 25, was charged Tuesday in a shooting on Oct. 12. Police said someone shot at a house and one of the bullets struck a girl lying in...

Fort Madison man dies after being found with stab wound

Oct. 20, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Madison man died Tuesday after being found with a stab wound in his apartment complex. Fort Madison police were called to the apartment complex and found the man lying in an upstairs hallway, KHQA-TV reported. The man was rushed to a...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

2 inmates injured; 5 correctional officers accused

Oct. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Five corrections officers at a state prison in Georgia are accused in two incidents in which inmates were injured last month. Warrants show four officers at Rutledge State Prison in Columbus are accused of beating a handcuffed inmate or standing by...