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Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A majority-white jury was seated Monday to hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. News outlets report the panel of 14 jurors, including two alternates, is mostly white, but the exact breakdown is unclear. WSFA-TV reported that nine...

Alaska police officer pleads not guilty to assault charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man while on duty in September, court officials said. Prosecutors have accused Anchorage Officer Cornelius Aaron Pettus, 32, of punching and kicking 49-year-old Sam Allen, Anchorage Daily News reported...

City sues to reinstate officer’s firing after taped beating

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is suing to reinstate the firing of a police official accused of making false statements about the videotaped beating of an unarmed black pedestrian by a white officer. The city of Asheville’s lawsuit seeks to reverse a decision by the city’s civil...

State Police arrest man for attempted assault on officer

Nov. 15, 2019 2:23 PM EST

LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have a man who they say charged at an officer as colleagues tried to take him into custody. A news release on Friday says police arrested 42-year-old Burton F. Carmean after members of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force went to a home in Laurel on Thursday to...

Rookie Rhode Island officer charged with domestic assault

Nov. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A rookie Rhode Island police officer has been charged with simple domestic assault. Providence police spokeswoman Lindsay Lague says officer Craig Amado was arrested Thursday. She says the charge against the 28-year-old city resident stems from an incident Thursday morning involving...

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

Documents reveal sexual abuse at California women’s prisons

Nov. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state prison inmate incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility was awaiting her group therapy session on Aug. 23, 2017. She stepped backward in her cell toward the door, where Correctional Officer Israel Trevino waited with waist restraints. As he attached the...

Massachusetts officers cleared in excessive force suit

Nov. 14, 2019 11:26 AM EST

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers accused of involvement in an excessive force case have been cleared of wrongdoing. A jury determined Tuesday that Peabody officers David McGovern and Antonio Santos were not civilly liable for the injuries sustained by a 16-year-old boy in 2015. The...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a pond. Federal prosecutors said 50-year-old Greg Hallgrimson, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday...

Federal prosecutors to charge 2 more St. Louis officers

Nov. 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors will seek additional charges in the 2017 attack of an undercover St. Louis police officer who claimed he was beaten “like Rodney King” by his own colleagues. St. Louis officers Randy Hays, 32, and Bailey Colletta, 26, have pleaded guilty in connection with...