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Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona

Aug. 10, 2022 20:44 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona.

Police reform advocates call for meeting on new regulations

Aug. 10, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Greater transparency is needed before Maryland settles on any eligibility requirements regarding who can serve on local police accountability boards, advocates for police reform in Maryland said Wednesday. Advocates criticized regulations proposed by the...

Murder charges reinstated in crash that killed troopers, man

Aug. 10, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has reinstated third-degree murder charges against a woman in a crash on a Philadelphia interstate that claimed the lives of two Pennsylvania troopers and a civilian earlier this year. Common Pleas Court Judge Lillian Ransom’s decision Wednesday comes...

Police shooting outside Sioux Falls restaurant leaves 1 dead

Aug. 10, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a man who fled a traffic stop in Sioux Falls and fired a gun at a police officer and a sheriff's deputy, the city's police chief said Wednesday. Chief Jon Thum said at a briefing that law enforcement stopped a car with...

COVID-19 staffing shortages close NC town hall to public

Aug. 10, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Staffing shortages related to COVID-19 are closing one North Carolina town’s police department and town hall to the public, a town spokesman said. Pittsboro town spokesman Colby Sawyer said Tuesday that the closure will affect walk-in and drive-through...

Top 3 WSU police leaders retire after investigation

Aug. 10, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State University police chief and his two top subordinates say they will retire following an internal investigation that concluded they mishandled a complaint and subsequent punitive action against an officer accused of having sexual relations while on duty. ...

5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — At least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Congo’s eastern Butembo town, local officials said Wednesday. Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces attacked the Kakwangura prison early...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

Portland accuses DOJ of moving cops accountability goalposts

Aug. 09, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland has accused the U.S. Department of Justice of stating incorrect information and misinterpreting police programs while negotiations continue about how to bring Portland back into compliance with a police use of force federal settlement agreement. ...

Ex-patrol leader, current police chief picked as NC marshals

Aug. 09, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A recent State Highway Patrol commander and the current Winston-Salem police chief will be among President Joe Biden's nominees to serve as North Carolina's three U.S. marshals. Biden announced on Tuesday that retired patrol Col. Glenn McNeill is his choice to...