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Hawaii trial starts in case that was power couple's downfall

May. 22, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former police officers accused of conspiring to frame the wife's uncle for a crime he did not commit. What started as a curious...

The Latest: Jury selected for Hawaii corruption trial

May. 22, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Jurors have been selected for a closely watched Hawaii corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former...

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people like wanted poster

May. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven...

Chicago police kill man during armed standoff

May. 22, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say officers fatally shot an armed man who had barricaded himself in a home on the city's South Side after he apparently fired a weapon. Police say officers arrived shortly after a man called 911 at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to report that his son was upset and had armed...

Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.

May. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the victim's family said Wednesday. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report at a press conference. He and...

Western Indiana man shot after pointing gun at officers

May. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State Police say they're investigating the officer-involved shooting of a western Indiana who reportedly pointed a handgun at officers responding to a domestic disturbance. Police say 36-year-old Lucas Anderson of Crawfordsville was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

2 could avoid felony conviction in Canton voter fraud case

May. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Two people charged in a Mississippi voter fraud investigation are entering a program that could help them avoid felony convictions in the case. WLBT-TV reports Cary Johnson and Jennifer Robinson were among the people indicted in Canton. They will have one year to complete a pretrial...

Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms orders oversight fix

May. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal judge overseeing reforms in the Seattle Police Department has ordered the city, the Department of Justice and others to fix ongoing inadequacies surrounding officer accountability, and said he will extend court oversight of the department until they do so. U.S. District Judge...

Juneau considers fines to deal with problem properties

May. 22, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau is considering a plan to fine residents at homes requiring an excessive number of police calls, officials said. A Juneau Police Department official outlined the plan for the Juneau Assembly Monday, KTOO-FM reported Tuesday. A state law enables the city to fine owners of...