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Teen sues officer who held him at gunpoint near bus stop

May. 18, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in a Wyoming...

Catholic bishop challenges Dallas police affidavit accuracy

May. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of the Dallas diocese has challenged the accuracy of a Dallas police affidavit's allegations that the diocese had "thwarted" its investigation of past sexual misconduct by priests. Police used the affidavit to authorize Monday raids on diocesan headquarters, a...

Texas officer fired after shooting black man in traffic stop

May. 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer has been fired after he was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of a black man during a traffic stop last year. In a statement Friday, Arlington police announced Officer Bau Tran was fired after an internal investigation found...

Exhibits for Minneapolis cop's trial can be viewed next week

May. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Exhibits from the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman in 2017 will be made available for public viewing next week. Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia who called...

Prosecutor in police shooting case to enter alcohol program

May. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor whose office won a recent conviction in the high-profile case of a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed woman says he will be entering a treatment program for alcohol issues. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman issued a statement Friday saying he was...

Police: Officer gave alcohol to children aged 1, 6

May. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an officer gave alcohol to a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old. In a news release Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 56-year-old Officer Robert Milton is charged with misdemeanor child abuse after the department got word on Wednesday that he had...

Leaders decline to meet with slain Oklahoma teen's parents

May. 17, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Officials from an Oklahoma City suburb where police fatally shot a black, unarmed teenager while he was naked say they won't meet with his parents. Edmond's city manager and police chief signed a letter dated Friday in which they declined to speak with the parents of Isaiah Lewis...

Officials: US strikes kill 17 policemen in south Afghanistan

May. 17, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes killed 17 policemen by mistake during a battle with insurgents in the country's southern Helmand province, Afghan and U.S. military officials said on Friday. Attaullah Afghan, head of the provincial council, said the airstrikes took place around 9 p.m. local time...

Ferguson activist turned lawmaker resigns from Legislature

May. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist who became a prominent urban voice in Missouri's largely conservative Legislature, is giving up his House seat, in part due to mental health struggles. Franks was first elected in 2016 when he defeated veteran Democratic lawmaker Penny Hubbard, two...

One-armed man sues over being handcuffed wrist-to-ankle

May. 17, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — A one-armed man whose wrist was handcuffed to his ankle has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff's department in Clay County, West Virginia. Former state Sen. Randy Schoonover says deputies used excessive force, subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment, and never told him why...