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Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Jun. 19, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed...

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force...

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

Jun. 13, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival. Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west of...

Rights group: Texas racial profiling by sharing with ICE

Jun. 13, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas law enforcement officers providing immigration authorities with details of motorists who have been cited and are suspected of being in the country illegally could be engaging in racial profiling, according to civil rights advocates. The Department of Public Safety has shared the...

Colorado man attempting to shoot raccoon shoots himself

Jun. 13, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 67-year-old Colorado man attempting to shoot a raccoon on a utility pole shot himself in the lower leg instead. The shooting was reported just after midnight Tuesday on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police say the man was taken to a...

Ex-Texas judge challenges citations in rape victim case

Jun. 11, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Texas judge is fighting disciplinary sanctions by the state's watchdog agency for issuing a court order that landed a mentally ill rape victim in jail. Stacey Bond, a Harris County judge from 2013 to 2016, is challenging disciplinary action by the State Commission on Judicial...

Commission calls for full review of Bucks player's arrest

Jun. 8, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an extensive review of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown. The commission wrote to Chief Alfonso Morales asking for a "full audit" and all body camera video of the arrest. Commissioners want the findings to be...

Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player

Jun. 4, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a black professional basketball player. The body camera...

Iowa sheriff was initially let go after ATV violation

Jun. 4, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa sheriff who asked one of his deputies to ticket him for illegally riding his all-terrain vehicle on a highway says he was initially let go without consequence. Webster County Sheriff James Stubbs clarified on Monday that it took him 10 days to ask the deputy to cite him for...

Man charged with cruelty to animals for starving cows

May. 31, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Officials say a Vermont man unable to care for two dozen cows found starved to death on a farm has been cited on a charge of cruelty to animals. Authorities say Earle Matthews, the 75-year-old owner of the farm in Essex, suffered an injury in January. They say his son, Jonathan Matthews,...