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Milwaukee police help occupants of homeless encampments

Jan. 19, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On a grey cloudy morning in Milwaukee, a bright pink Barbie tent stuck out among the sea of tents below the north end of the 6th Street Bridge. It was a newer addition to the tent encampment on North 6th and West Clybourn streets that has been occupied by a group of Milwaukee's homeless....

Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

Jan. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him...

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

Jan. 19, 2019 12:08 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. President Ivan Duque said late Friday that he had...

Last sheriff's official guilty in Los Angeles jail beating

Jan. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy guilty of lying to federal investigators looking into the beating of a jail visitor. The Los Angeles Times reports Friday's verdict against Byron Dredd marks the final conviction against each of the 22 sheriff's deputies and...

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Jan. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, the...

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Jan. 18, 2019 11:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of...

Judge: Honolulu corruption trial to go on, despite shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 10:36 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Despite the U.S. government shutdown, a federal trial on corruption-related charges must go on against a now-retired Honolulu police chief and his former deputy prosecutor wife, a judge ruled Friday. Louis and Katherine Kealoha are scheduled to go to trial in March on allegations they...

Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer after chase dies

Jan. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase died Friday. Deputy Jesse Jenson, 41, was removed from life support after he was shot by a LaSalle police officer late Wednesday night, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Authorities...

'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show "Cops." She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men and women who...

Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

Jan. 18, 2019 9:37 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released Friday. Before making footage from the officer's body-worn camera public, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir asked people to withhold...