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Police: Man shot by officers in Colorado died by suicide

Sep. 28, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police now say a man who was shot by officers during a chase in suburban Denver on Saturday shot himself in the head at the same time and his death has been ruled a suicide. Aurora police officers approached Anthony Edwards, 31, the driver of a suspected stolen...

Convicted of killing cop in 2017, man faces life sentence

Sep. 28, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been convicted of killing a 29-year-old New Orleans police officer in October 2017, and faces life in prison. “We are pleased that the jury delivered justice to the family of slain officer Marcus McNeil,” Police Superintendent Shaun...

Chicago police charge man who infiltrated SWAT training

Sep. 27, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police filed eight felony counts Tuesday against a man who climbed five stories of a fire escape to infiltrate a police facility while officers were undergoing a SWAT training exercise. Donald Patrick, 47, of Waukegan was charged with five counts of...

DEA: Fake pills containing fentanyl helping drive OD deaths

Sep. 27, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of fake prescription pills that contain potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record levels in the U.S., including some now manufactured in rainbow colors designed to look like candy, federal officials said Tuesday. ...

Stefanowski defends abortion stance in first governor debate

Sep. 27, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lagging in public opinion polling, especially among women, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski went on the offensive Tuesday, accusing Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont of lying that he would pose a risk to Connecticut's abortion rights law. In...

$100M lawsuit filed over injuries suffered in police van

Sep. 27, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

Lawyers for Randy Cox, a Black man who was paralyzed from the chest down in June when a police van without seat belts braked suddenly, filed a $100 million lawsuit Tuesday against the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Cox, 36, was being driven to a police station in the city June 19...

Former police chief accused of submitting false timesheets

Sep. 27, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire town police chief has been accused of submitting timesheets for hours he didn't work in another town as officer-in-charge. Andrew Wood was indicted by a Cheshire County grand jury on Monday on two theft charges, the attorney general's...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. September 23, 2022. Editorial: Kansas deputy should have lost certification for excessive force on autistic child On Feb. 23, Matthew Honas, then a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy, used his taser on a 12-year-old autistic boy. That boy was...

Video shows trooper's use of stun gun on man who later died

Sep. 27, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper responding to a domestic violence report last month used her stun gun on a man continuously for over a minute, body-camera and dashboard-camera video released by the police shows. The man's death four days later is under investigation. ...

Former Alabama sheriff pleads guilty to lying about loan

Sep. 27, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff who resigned during a state impeachment probe has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of lying to a bank about a loan that was used in part to pay off personal loans, court documents show. Former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray Norris...