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Culver City officer shot, man with knife killed during chase

Aug. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Culver City police officer was shot in the leg by friendly fire and an apparently homeless man with a knife was killed Monday during a chase, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m. as police were chasing the man on the roof of a parking garage on Washington...

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhal listens as Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing the police chief to enact several new policies, such as mandating deescalation tactics before using force, by Sept. 5. Previously, officers only needed to use

Salt Lake City mayor orders stricter use of force rules

Aug. 3, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's police department will implement stricter policies aimed at limiting the use of deadly force as protests against police brutality continue, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an executive order Monday directing police Chief Mike Brown to enact...

Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Probe of Kentucky barbecue cook's fatal shooting completed

Aug. 3, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee's May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth's...

Trial begins for man accused of killing transgender teen

Aug. 3, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri told law enforcement officers that he tried to make the death quick and painless, a prosecutor said in an opening statement Monday. Andrew Vrba, 21, is charged with first-degree...

A protester is led away by Cottonwood Heights police officers during a march Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. The protest was a

Police defend tactics in clash at suburban protest in Utah

Aug. 3, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Suburban Salt Lake City police on Monday defended their actions during a clash with protesters that saw the arrest of eight people, including the father of a man who was fatally shot by police two years ago in an incident that prompted the rally. The father and his wife countered by...

Police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Aug. 3, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in suburban Denver have apologized after a group of Black girls was detained, and at least two handcuffed during a weekend investigation of a stolen car. Officers later determined that the vehicle they were seeking had the same license plate number but was from out-of-state. A...

Seattle police chief upset after protesters visit her home

Aug. 3, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief urged the City Council to tell protesters to stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during emotional debates over reducing funding for police. Chief Carmen Best wrote a letter to the council after protesters showed up at her home Saturday night....

Utah woman charged after crash kills Michigan trooper

Aug. 3, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Utah woman was charged with second-degree murder Monday after a state trooper died three weeks after a crash in western Michigan. Caleb Starr's death was announced Friday night. He was driving in Ionia County's Boston Township on July 10 when a vehicle crossed the center line from the...

Journalist and police guard killed in southern Mexico

Aug. 3, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups called for justice Monday after unidentified gunmen killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack. Pablo Morrugares was the fifth journalist to be killed in Mexico this year, in attacks which are increasingly...

Man who fell from border wall dies in Yuma hospital

Aug. 3, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say a Mexican man has died at an Arizona hospital after falling off a section of the border wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday that the 33-year-old man died at a Yuma hospital on Saturday. Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Sector...