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Sheriff IDs woman found in 1977 as victim of serial killer

Sep. 21, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's department said Tuesday that it has identified the skeletal remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago, and investigators believe she was a victim of the now-deceased Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. ...

AG: Officer indicted on charges of firing Taser at ATV rider

Sep. 21, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury indicted a police officer on misconduct, assault and tampering-with-public record charges stemming from an incident last summer in which he allegedly fired his Taser at a man operating an all-terrain vehicle, the state attorney general's office...

Jay-Z's organization seeks Kansas police agency's documents

Sep. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte...

Seattle settles lawsuit with man over police behavior

Sep. 21, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who accused Seattle police officers of physical abuse after they entered his home two years ago during a welfare check has reached a $250,000 settlement with the city. Under the settlement, the city didn't admit wrongdoing and Howard McCay, 74, got...

Stabbing suspect killed by Signal Hill police officer

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. (AP) — A Signal Hill police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a knife Monday, authorities said. At around 1 p.m., officers answered a report that a man had been stabbed at a grocery store in the city south of Los Angeles and the...

Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff's van

Sep. 20, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. The lawsuits...

Deputy's shooting sends 'shock waves,' says sheriff

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — Neighbors are shocked over a shooting in a southwestern Indiana town that involved a sheriff's deputy and a former law enforcer. Posey County sheriff's Deputy Bryan Hicks was shot in the head Saturday night in New Harmony and was recovering at...

Trial set for Texas officer who shot Black woman in her home

Sep. 20, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth police officer who was charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019. Aaron Dean's trial is...

Government resumes prosecution in deadly 'swatting' case

Sep. 20, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made with prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted...

EXPLAINER: New charge unlikely for ex-cops in Floyd death

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer likely won’t change the cases against the three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death. ...