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The Latest: NYPD identifies officer killed in off-duty crash

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of an off-duty New York City police officer in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The New York Police Department has identified an officer killed in an off-duty crash as Brian Kessler. Police say the 28-year-old died...

Police: Would-be robber fatally shot after fleeing bank

Jan. 16, 2019 1:11 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police say a would-be bank robber who said he had a bomb and displayed a handgun was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing the bank. Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Marcus Jones said a person walked into the BB&T bank in downtown Silver Spring on Wednesday morning...

Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash with garbage truck

Jan. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Officers responding to a 911 call found the 28-year-old housing officer unconscious and unresponsive around 8:20 a.m., the New York Police Department said. He was...

Man sues police officer who shot him in videotaped incident

Jan. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A black man who was shot in the back while fleeing a burglary scene is suing the white Virginia police officer who shot him in an incident captured on video. The Virginian-Pilot reports 19-year-old Deontrace Ward on Tuesday sued Portsmouth police Officer Jeremy Durocher, who has been...

Egypt says police forces kill 5 militants in northern Sinai

Jan. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its police forces have killed five militants in a shootout in the city of el-Arish in the turbulent northern Sinai Peninsula. A statement Wednesday by the Interior Ministry said the shootout took place on a deserted farm used by the militants as a hideout. It said forces seized...

Atlanta officer shoots, kills man stealing unmarked car

Jan. 16, 2019 8:30 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer has shot and killed a man accused of stealing an unmarked police vehicle at a gas station. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells news outlets a plainclothes officer was pumping gas in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday night when a man jumped into...

Mother settles wrongful death police shooting suit for $2.3M

Jan. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the...

Man dies after exchanging gunfire with police in Colorado

Jan. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say a man wearing body armor has died after exchanging gunfire with officers. They said another man found Tuesday in a nearby Aurora home also died of gunshot wounds. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday after Aurora police received a 911 call of an armed man...

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

Jan. 14, 2019 11:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations that a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox. The target letter sent to...

The Latest: Investigation targets $250K Honolulu paid chief

Jan. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a target letter linked to an ongoing Honolulu corruption investigation (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer representing Honolulu's chief legal officer against a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation says her client did nothing wrong. Mayor Kirk...