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Miami commissioners vote to probe Miami police chief

Sep. 27, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — City of Miami commissioners held a special meeting in which they attacked the chief of police less than six months into his post, and voted to further investigate him and his appointment. Police chief Art Acevedo had been criticized after firing two...

Lawsuit by Colorado cop fired in photo scandal is dismissed

Sep. 27, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a suburban Denver police officer for his firing over a photo reenacting a chokehold like the one used on Elijah McClain before the 23-year-old Black man died in 2019 has been dismissed. The lawsuit filed against Aurora's police chief and...

Deputy shoots, kills person in Portland suburb traffic stop

Sep. 27, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County deputy shot and killed a person during a traffic stop in the Portland suburb of Happy Valley early Monday. The sheriff’s office said a deputy initiated the traffic stop around 2 a.m. near Southeast 145th Avenue and...

Louisiana man accused of killing woman, shooting at troopers

Sep. 27, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — A 38-year-old Louisiana man is accused of killing a woman and wounding a man, then shooting at five state troopers who tried to stop his car an hour later, authorities said. One officer was treated for a minor head wound, but investigators don't...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Police: Assault rifle used in 7-year-old's death in 2016

Sep. 27, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An assault rifle was used in the death of a 7-year-old girl in 2016 as she slept inside a home, a North Carolina police department said Monday. A’yanna Allen was shot and killed Dec. 4, 2016, as she slept in a bedroom she shared with her...

Attorney general investigates fatal police shooting in Maine

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A police officer fired three times at an armed man, killing him, during a confrontation that began with a report of a woman being held against her will at a motel, officials said Monday. Joseph Arbour, 36, of Bucksport, fled through a motel room...

Police: 2-year-old finds gun, accidentally shoots herself

Sep. 27, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina toddler was in stable condition on Monday, a day after accidentally shooting herself, police said. The Columbia Police Department reported on Twitter that the 2-year-old girl found an unsecured gun in a bedroom on Sunday evening...

Arena to host funeral for Maine deputy who died on duty

Sep. 27, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A funeral for a Maine deputy who died while responding to a call about a crashed vehicle will take place later this week at a Bangor arena. Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Gross, 44, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while responding to...

Aberdeen police handling 3 missing person cases, 1 from 1979

Sep. 27, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — There are currently 94 missing people in South Dakota, with 62 of those people, or about 65%, being Native Americans. The numbers demonstrate an epidemic of missing Indigenous people, especially from reservations. Three...