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FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, April 2, 2020, named Brown to lead the police force in the nation's third largest city. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Apr. 3, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day....

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Review: A lewd buddy cop comedy in ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Apr. 3, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

Your enjoyment of the new Netflix comedy “ Coffee & Kareem ” may depend on whether or not you find insanely vulgar middle schoolers funny. It’s not just cursing either. Oh no, this is a whole symphony of vulgarity that would make Seth Rogen blush. “Coffee & Kareem” is...

Peoria police officer accused of assault, disorderly conduct

Apr. 1, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A Peoria police officer has been arrested in Surprise in a domestic violence incident, authorities said Wednesday.. Police said 35-year-old Kevin Moe has been placed on administrative leave. Moe was booked into jail early Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly...

2 ex-vice squad officers face violating civil rights charges

Apr. 1, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former vice officers in Ohio's capital city have been charged with civil rights violations for their alleged actions during strip club investigations, according to a federal indictment that also accused them of double billing the city for special duty work. The charges against...

Arbitrator upholds firing of cop who stood by during assault

Mar. 30, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the firing of a St. Paul police officer accused of standing by during an assault outside a bar. The arbitrator ruled that 13 of 16 alleged acts of misconduct by Officer Nathan Smith were sufficiently proven. The ruling means that Smith will not be reinstated...

Maryland officer charged with domestic assault suspended

Mar. 30, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

ODENTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend was suspended from his post over the weekend, a police department confirmed. Jeffrey Morgan, a sergeant assigned to Anne Arundel County Police's Patrol Bureau, was charged with second-degree assault, the department said in a...

South African National Defence Forces take up positions outside the hostel in a densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, March 28, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Mar. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of...

Indians stand in marked positions to buy essential commodities from a grocery store in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.The world's largest democracy went under the world's biggest lockdown Wednesday, with India's 1.3 billion people ordered to stay home in a bid to stop the coronavirus pandemic from spreading and overwhelming its fragile health care system as it has done elsewhere. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Police struggle to enforce India's sweeping virus lockdown

Mar. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians struggled to comply with the world's largest coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday as the government began the gargantuan task of keeping 1.3 billion people indoors. Official assurances that essentials wouldn't run out clashed with people's fears that the disease toll could soon...

Man gets prison for assault on corrections officer in Tucson

Mar. 12, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Honduran man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for assaulting a female corrections officer in Tucson in 2016. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Wilmer Martin Flores was given an 87-month prison term. A jury previously found Flores guilty of assault on a federal...

Opening statements slated in ex-officer's shooting trial

Mar. 11, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled Thursday in the trial of a former police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a man reported to have been hanging on or jumping on moving cars near an eastern Pennsylvania amusement park. Jury selection for the trial of...