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Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

Oct. 22, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi. Mohammad Khalid died on Monday morning, two days after setting himself on fire. Khalid's self-immolation — according to a letter...

Police officer shoots, kills man in North Carolina

Oct. 22, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a police officer shot and killed a man after attempting to make a traffic stop. Washington Police Chief Stacy Drakeford tells WITN-TV that the shooting took place at the Washington Housing Authority Complex on Sunday afternoon. It's unclear how the...

NYPD suspends use of body camera model after one explodes

Oct. 22, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department has suspended use of a model of body camera after one exploded. The NYPD says an officer noticed smoke coming from the Vievu LE-5 body camera on Saturday night. The officer removed it and the device exploded. No one was injured. The NYPD says that the...

Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

Oct. 22, 2018 1:35 AM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities said they are continuing the search for the second of two teenage suspects in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of a police officer near a school northeast of Atlanta. Authorities said Sunday they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer Antwan...

Police officer charged with crashing his car into a bar

Oct. 22, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey say a township police officer drunkenly crashed his car into the front of a bar. Hamilton Township police say they were called to the scene early Friday to find off-duty Officer Edward Lugo, who had crashed into the tavern. NJ.com reports the Mercer...

Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most...

Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

Oct. 21, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday. Authorities said they...

Detectives investigate shooting by sheriff's deputies

Oct. 21, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

SPANAWAY, Washington (AP) — Pierce County sheriff's detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed domestic violence suspect by sheriff's deputies. KIRO-TV reports the shooting occurred Saturday night in Spanaway, south of Tacoma. Deputies responded to a 911 call just before 9:30 p.m. from a...

Hundreds gather for funeral of slain North Carolina trooper

Oct. 21, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of friends, family and colleagues have gathered for the funeral of a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who was fatally shot during a traffic stop. Services for Trooper Kevin Conner took place Sunday at South Columbus High School in Tabor City. An outdoor ceremony was...

NYPD investigating death of woman with cut to her neck

Oct. 21, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating the death of a woman found in her apartment with a cut to her neck. Authorities say officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday on West End Avenue in Manhattan. They found a 70-year-old woman unconscious and unresponsive in...