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LA sheriff’s deputy accidentally opens fire in courtroom

Sep. 27, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired a gun inside a courtroom last month, potentially injuring a colleague and prompting an internal investigation, officials said. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a statement that the...

Miami commissioners vote to probe Miami police chief

Sep. 27, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — City of Miami commissioners held a special meeting in which they attacked the chief of police less than six months into his post, and voted to further investigate him and his appointment. Police chief Art Acevedo had been criticized after firing two...

Utah football player's slaying under investigation

Sep. 27, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators have several “promising leads” in the shooting death of Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe, the Salt Lake City police chief said Monday as family and friends mourned the football player killed less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan died in an...

NTSB investigates Montana plane crash that kills 2, hurts 1

Sep. 27, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal authorities were investigating a small plane crash that killed a couple and critically injured their son in southern Montana on Sunday, authorities said. Robby and Pam Stephens died at the crash south of Billings and son Riley was taken to...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Fights close amusement park, police seek vandalism victims

Sep. 27, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Six Flags America in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., closed early Saturday after a series of fights broke out at the park. Prince George’s County police confirmed that officers stationed at the park in Bowie responded to the fights, but...

Attorney general investigates fatal police shooting in Maine

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A police officer fired three times at an armed man, killing him, during a confrontation that began with a report of a woman being held against her will at a motel, officials said Monday. Joseph Arbour, 36, of Bucksport, fled through a motel room...

Army: Soldier says she was assaulted by Afghan refugees

Sep. 27, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

A soldier reported that she was assaulted by a small group of Afghan refugees at a shelter complex set up for the refugees in New Mexico, Fort Bliss officials said. A Fort Bliss statement said the assault happened Sept. 19 at the Fort Bliss Doña Ana County Range Complex...

3 dismembered bodies found in burning Texas dumpster

Sep. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police were investigating after three dismembered bodies were discovered in a dumpster that had been set afire in Texas. Fort Worth police said the three bodies that were discovered Wednesday appeared to be those of a man, a teen girl or adult...

Authorities identify teen who died in crash near Omaha

Sep. 27, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the teenager who was killed in a two-car crash last Friday that also injured four others. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said Monday that Jamin Creek, 18, died. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday when...