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Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Officer shoots, wounds man following traffic stop, chase

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man was shot and wounded by police over the weekend following a vehicle chase in South Florida, authorities said. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation early Sunday morning in Hallandale Beach, police spokeswoman RaShana Dabney-Donovan told news...

Student accused in shooting 'tired of being picked on'

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student's head says he was “tired of being picked on," according to criminal charges filed Monday, Tyrone Smith, 18, was charged as an adult with several charges, including...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Hundreds attend vigil for slain Alabama officer

Dec. 9, 2019 8:57 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside an Alabama police department on Sunday to honor a police officer killed while conducting a drug enforcement operation. Mourners gathered near the Fallen Officer Memorial at the Huntsville Police Department to honor officer Billy Fred Clardy III,...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

Dec. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and...

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Egyptian officials say policeman, militant killed in Sinai

Dec. 8, 2019 8:13 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. The officials say that the militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, wounding another two conscripts who were taken to a...

Sheriff's office: Exposure suspected in couple's deaths

Dec. 7, 2019 2:11 PM EST

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Exposure is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found Friday in snow along a road in rural Arizona where a major wintry storm hit a week ago, authorities said Saturday. “It is possible snow kept their bodies from view for a period of time," the...

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

Dec. 7, 2019 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidence since the release of a 2014 video showing a white officer killing a black teenager with 16 gunshots. ...