Latest Police News

Fort Worth police shooting shatters community trust

Oct. 17, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Yashunn Hale isn't sure he would call the police to report a crime. Not since an officer killed Hale's neighbor in her home. Residents of Atatiana Jefferson's Fort Worth neighborhood said they were hesitant to dial 911 even before a white officer shot the 28-year-old black woman...

Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

Oct. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

In the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing in her own home by a white Fort Worth police officer, many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action with the officer's arrest, but also are noticing some recurring and troubling themes. These include the release of police body...

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies

Oct. 16, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies summoned to the home by a 911 call found Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, dead with multiple...

Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city's insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome's interim City...

No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Oct. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in June convicted him and Katherine...

Correction: Mexico-Violence story

Oct. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday. A corrected version of the story is below: Mexico:...

Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Oct. 16, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. The 28-year-old Louisiana-born artist was the leading artist nominee coming into the...

Fort Worth chief: 'absolutely no excuse' for woman's killing

Oct. 15, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The furor Tuesday over the killing of a black woman by a white Fort Worth officer became increasingly about a gun pointed at a bedroom window. But the police chief and activists said the focus was on the wrong gun. Officer Aaron Dean was arrested on a murder charge Monday in the...