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San Francisco PD omitted that raid target was a journalist

Jul. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators seeking a court order to search a man's cellphone records to find out who leaked a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender failed to clearly tell a judge the target was a freelance journalist, documents unsealed Tuesday revealed. The journalist, Bryan...

Sheriff accused of scamming church, food bank pleads guilty

Jul. 23, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff accused of scamming a food bank and church and pocketing leftover money meant for feeding inmates pleaded guilty Tuesday to two of nine federal charges lodged against him. Former Pickens County sheriff David Abston, in federal court in Birmingham, pleaded to...

Baltimore deputy commissioner and wife robbed at gunpoint

Jul. 23, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say one of Baltimore's newest deputy police commissioners and his wife were robbed at gunpoint. The Baltimore Sun reports that Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached by four men in an SUV at about 9 p.m. Friday near Patterson Park. Police say the men...

Iowa officer resigns after video shows him striking biker

Jul. 23, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A veteran Iowa police officer has resigned in the face of mounting claims of misconduct and a video that showed him striking a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic stop. Robert Smith resigned voluntarily Monday night after the Durant City Council met in closed session to consider his...

2 fired over post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

Jul. 23, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the...

Former Texas cop who shot unarmed man acquitted of assault

Jul. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former suburban Dallas police officer was found not guilty of aggravated assault for shooting an unarmed man twice in the back. Jurors reached their decision Monday in the retrial of Derick Wiley, who was fired by the Mesquite Police Department after the 2017 shooting that wounded Lyndo...

Authorities: Teen shot after crashing stolen bus on bridge

Jul. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a teenager armed with a knife was shot and wounded by police after crashing a stolen school bus on a bridge that connects Philadelphia and New Jersey. Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the 17-year-old suspect was in stable condition at Children's...

The Latest: Trump: China's leader acting 'very responsibly'

Jul. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 2:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks China's Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" in allowing extended protests to play out in Hong Kong. Trump was asked Monday about China's handling of the protests and said that "China...

Kenya's finance minister arrested, to be charged with fraud

Jul. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over contracts for the construction of two dams in western Kenya, a top police official said Monday. Finance Minister Henry Rotich gave statements to police at the criminal investigation headquarters and is...

NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

Jul. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him...