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The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network, hugs Suhnoon Adams, left, great uncle of 19-year-old fatal shooting victim Mubarak Soulemane, as Soulemane's mother Omo Muhammed, right, looks on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, during ceremonies to honor Mubarak's life, at the First Calvary Baptist Church, in New Haven, Conn. The Jan. 15, 2020 shooting by a Connecticut State Police trooper took Soulemane's life following a high-speed car chase, in West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sharpton vows to support family of man shot by state trooper

Jan. 26, 2020 4:21 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton vowed Sunday to fight for answers for the family of a 19-year-old Connecticut man killed by a state trooper earlier this month. ”You don’t have a right to take away his life, and if you do, we have an obligation to stand up and question what...

Harvey's police chief placed on leave after 8 months

Jan. 26, 2020 4:17 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago police lieutenant and former state lawmaker named to lead the Harvey Police Department was placed on leave last week after just eight months on the job. Police Chief Eddie Winters was placed on leave, pending his removal from office, according to T he Daily Southtown, which...

Attorney says officer who shot man acted in self defense

Jan. 26, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The attorney representing a police officer who fatally shot a man in Connecticut says his client acted in self defense. Attorney Elliot Spector is representing Officer Ronald Tompkins III who shot and killed 57-year-old Edward Gendron on Monday, the Republican American reported...

Kansas woman killed when police SUV crashes into her car

Jan. 26, 2020 1:48 PM EST

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A southwestern Kansas woman died this weekend after a police vehicle responding to a call crashed into her car, police said. The crash happened before dawn Saturday in Dodge City, when officers were dispatched just before 5 a.m. to a report of a break-in in progress, Wichita...

Deputy shoots dog after it attacks police horse at parade

Jan. 26, 2020 10:43 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy fatally shot a dog after it attacked a police horse following the Gasparilla parade on Saturday. The pit bull broke free from a gate it had been tied to and charged at the horses three times, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s authorities. The area was...

Police: 6 people shot at party at North Carolina restaurant

Jan. 26, 2020 8:54 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Six people were treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting inside a restaurant in North Carolina, police said Sunday. The Salisbury Police Department said via social media that one person among the six was seriously hurt but is hospitalized in stable condition. Three people who...

Memorial service held for Los Angeles sheriff's detective

Jan. 25, 2020 7:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers packed a church in Los Angeles on Saturday to remember an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective who was struck and killed after helping a woman cross a street. Amber Leist, 41, was remembered by mourners as an uplifting and selfless person...

Police: Man kills self after shooting 2 others, 1 fatally

Jan. 25, 2020 6:21 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are dead after a shooting in which one man killed himself after first shooting another man and that man's adult son, Glendale police said. The shooter was a 58-year-old former business partner of the 51-year-old man whom he fatally shot Friday night in a parking lot along...

A week after Wausau police shooting, few details released

Jan. 25, 2020 6:13 PM EST

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — More than a week after a fatal police shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin authorities still haven't released the names of officers involved or the suspect. Few details have been released about the Jan. 16 shooting. Wausau police officers and Marathon County sheriff's deputies are on...

Police: Husband kills wife, self near Yakima

Jan. 25, 2020 4:49 PM EST

SELAH, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man killed his 30-year-old wife at their home near Yakima. Officers were called to the couple’s home around 1:20 a.m. Friday for a welfare check on 30-year-old Daniel Escamilla, Selah police said. The Yakima-Herald Republic reports officers found Emily Escamilla...