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Montana man killed after allegedly pointing gun at officers

May. 24, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly assaulted a woman, led officers on a lengthy car chase through the state's most populous city and then pointed a pistol at them, authorities said Tuesday. Police responded to a hotel in Billings...

Police in Oklahoma Panhandle fatally shoot gun-wielding man

May. 24, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — Police in Guymon fatally shot a gun-wielding man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. Randal Haynes, 53, of Guymon was dead at the scene of the Monday afternoon shooting in the Panhandle city about 235 miles (378 kilometers) northwest of...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

May. 24, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city. A federal jury on Tuesday found that Cpl. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer...

Attorney: Police shot man seconds after order to raise hands

May. 24, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

A lawyer for the family of a 29-year-old Black man who was fatally shot last month by a Houston police officer said body camera video shows he was given only seconds to raise his hands before he was shot. Jalen Randle was shot April 27 as he exited a vehicle, police said. Police said...

Moldovan ex-president detained in treason, corruption probe

May. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former Moldovan president was ordered detained following a series of police raids Tuesday as part of a judicial investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing, prosecutors said. Photographs showed members...

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

May. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s...

Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

May. 24, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her...

London mayor seeks police answers over 'partygate' fines

May. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London asked the city’s police chief on Tuesday to explain how decisions were made about issuing fines for lockdown-breaking government parties, after photos were published of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at an event in his office in 2020. Some...

Anti-harassment protection order filed against sheriff

May. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a temporary anti-harassment protection order against the sheriff. The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday. Sargent alleges...

Honolulu Police Commission picks Logan for new police chief

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former head of the Hawaii National Guard was chosen Monday to be Honolulu's new police chief. The Honolulu Police Commission chose retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe" Logan from among four finalists. Logan takes over from Interim Chief Rade...