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Honolulu police chief resigns after critical evaluation

Apr. 10, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said Friday she would resign and retire effective June 1, just days after she received a critical performance evaluation from the city's police commission. “The Honolulu Police Commission has been taking a more...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Police: Texas infant fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

Apr. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Police believe an infant was fatally shot Friday by his 3-year-old brother after the older boy got a hold of a gun inside a Houston apartment. The infant was shot in his abdomen Friday morning, said Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Wendy...

Bronx DA clears NYPD officers in 2019 friendly fire shooting

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No charges will be filed against five New York City police officers who in 2019 opened fire while another officer and an armed man struggled on the grounds of a Bronx housing project, prosecutors said Friday. The barrage of gunfire from both NYPD Officer...

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Apr. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed...

Police chiefs throw support behind Biden's civil rights pick

Apr. 09, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of police chiefs who ran some of America’s largest police forces are lending their support to Kristen Clarke, who has been nominated to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In a letter to congressional leaders Friday, the law...

Lawsuit: Virginia police officers threatened man during stop

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop last December during which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and...

2 Kansas police officers allege discrimination in lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two female police officers allege in a lawsuit that the Overland Park, Kansas, police department discriminated against them when it repeatedly passed over them for promotions in favor of younger, less experienced men. Capt. Kathleen Morgan and...

New Mexico governor vetoes include police oversight reforms

Apr. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has vetoed a bill to overhaul oversight of police training and misconduct reviews The governor said in a veto message Friday that the bill would have changed the composition of the New Mexico Law Enforcement...

Family of boy killed by Chicago cop to view video next week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of the 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month will watch the video of the shooting next week, the family's attorneys said Friday. In a brief statement issued shortly after the funeral for Adam Toledo,...