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Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Jun. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland's ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges. During a Wednesday night...

Girl wounded in shootout with deputies facing adult charges

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded earlier this month during a shootout with deputies after escaping a juvenile facility and breaking into a Florida home with a 12-year-old boy will be charged as an adult, a prosecutor said Thursday. The boy, who...

State House approves bill mandating police body cameras

Jun. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House voted Thursday to approve a bill requiring the use of body cameras by police officers and certain other government employees working in a law enforcement capacity. House members voted unanimously for the bill after tacking on amendment...

Missouri responds defiantly to Justice Dept. over gun law

Jun. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican governor and attorney general said in a defiant letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday that they stand by the state's new law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules. Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney...

3 Honolulu police officers charged in killing of 16-year-old

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer was charged with murder and two others were charged with attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy, Honolulu prosecutors said Tuesday. It comes after a grand jury last week declined to indict the...

Man dies after Southern California police shootout

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man shot by police earlier this week during an armed confrontation in Southern California has died from his injuries, authorities said Thursday. Six Bakersfield police officers fired their weapons during Sunday's incident and have been...

$6M settlement after 'KKK' deputies sued for excessive force

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has agreed to a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit in which six families accused the department of a pattern of using excessive force doled out by deputies who had allegedly referred to themselves as the “KKK,” an attorney said...

Man who failed to show for DUI fatality sentencing sought

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Illinois (AP) — A man convicted in the drunken driving crash death of his sister-in-law is being sought by police after he skipped his sentencing hearing in Illinois' Henry County Courthouse. An arrest warrant was issued for Lorenzo Quintero, 50, of Kewanee,...

Man shot by trooper for not dropping shotgun pleads guilty

Jun. 17, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot by a state trooper after he refused to drop a shotgun has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Bernard Rougeau, 50, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday in Bennington Superior criminal court in a...

Honolulu police vow to be more transparent after shootings

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department says it is making changes to be more transparent and address use of force tactics. The department will hold news conferences within 24 hours of all shootings involving officers, implement training changes including...