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Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs

Sep. 25, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs. Officials in Guerrero state issued arrest warrants for two top Acapulco police...

Maryland official criticizes gun laws in warehouse shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law enforcement official is criticizing gun laws in the wake of a shooting at a warehouse last week in which four people were killed and three people wounded. The Baltimore Sun reports Harford County Sheriff's Maj. William Davis told Aberdeen's mayor and city council members...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Sep. 25, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss...

FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

Sep. 25, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New crime statistics released by the FBI place Baltimore's homicide rate last year well above that of any other large American metropolis, making it an anomaly in the national crime landscape for U.S. cities with populations over 500,000 people. The 342 homicides notched last year in...

Court won't reopen suit over '16 Mississippi police shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a request by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. He fled...

Man slain in Baltimore police shootout was paroled this year

Sep. 25, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man killed in a weekend shootout with Baltimore police had been convicted as a teenager of killing a man and spent 13 years behind bars until his release earlier this year on parole. Police on Tuesday identified the man as 29-year-old Nathaniel Sassafras and said in a statement that he...

Former sheriff's sergeant gets 30 months for inmate assault

Sep. 25, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former sergeant with a Louisiana sheriff's office drew a 30-month prison sentence for beating a jail inmate and ordering a police dog to bite him, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. David Prejean had pleaded guilty in February to the 2012 assault at the Iberia Parish Jail....

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Sep. 25, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said. Robert Rogers, who represents former officer Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief...

Authorities: Woman chained to bed to keep prevent testimony

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's department is looking for a man who they say chained a woman to a bed for days to keep her from testifying against him in a domestic violence case. In a Facebook post, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Spencer O'Connor Elliott of Marion is...

ACLU sues New Hampshire police force over immigration policy

Sep. 25, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a New Hampshire city for allegedly detaining a Jordanian man on immigration violations after he helped authorities nab a suspect in another case. In its lawsuit filed in Concord, the ACLU accuses several Exeter...