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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, former Rochester Police Department Chief La'Ron Singletary speaks with the media in Rochester, N.Y., about the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died while in police custoday in March. An independent investigator leading a probe of Rochester's handling of Prude's death says Singletary, who was fired amid a public outcry over the case, is refusing to cooperate. Prude died in March but details weren't disclosed publicly until his family released police video in September. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)

Ex-police chief not cooperating with probe of Prude's death

Oct. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents...

Police shoot and kill man after yelling at him to drop knife

Oct. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a man on a Philadelphia street Monday afternoon after yelling at him to drop his knife. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. as officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that...

Lawuit: Honolulu officer arrested teen as vengeance for son

Oct. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is among those suing the Honolulu Police Department, claiming that an officer targeted and harassed a 15-year-old boy, “motivated solely by a personal vengeance." The officer had the boy arrested in violation of his civil rights because the teen and the...

Davids, Adkins trade shots in debate for Kansas House seat

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and Republican challenger Amanda Adkins on Monday sought to portray each other as too extreme to represent a heavily suburban Kansas City area swing district as they debated how to respond to the coronavirus and calls for police reform. Davids...

Georgia officer shoots man thought to have fled traffic stop

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into why a south Georgia police officer shot and killed a man believed to have fled a traffic stop hours before. An unnamed Sylvester police officer shot and killed Jakerion Shmoud Jackson, 19, of Ty Ty before dawn Saturday. A Sylvester...

Family: Police shot man despite being told he had no gun

Oct. 26, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The family of an unarmed Hispanic man who was shot to death outside his mother’s Manchester home in April joined social justice advocates Monday in taking issue with a prosecutor's report that found the shooting was justified. In his report Friday, Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky said four...

Police: Pedestrian killed in Springfield train crash

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A pedestrian has been killed by a train in Springfield, police said. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a train crash involving a pedestrian just before 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Deputies responded with...

Suspect identified in 1974 killing of Missoula girl

Oct. 26, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — DNA technology has led law enforcement officers to a suspect in the February 1974 killing of a 5-year-old Missoula girl, Missoula Police Chief Jason White said Monday. DNA evidence from the scene of the killing of Siobhan McGuinness matches that of Richard William Davis, who lived in...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Akron’s police auditor can’t deliver transparency without more help Akron Beacon Journal Oct. 18 As the only city in Ohio with a police auditor, one might think Akron is on the cutting edge of providing citizens with...

FBI, tribe investigating weekend killing on Crow Reservation

Oct. 26, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The FBI and the Crow Police Department are searching for a suspect in a weekend killing on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana, officials said. The Crow Tribe Executive Branch described the Saturday afternoon killing as an “ambush-style homicide.” The victim...