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Man hurt in bar fight with off-duty officers awarded $1.25M

Sep. 20, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has awarded an Air Force veteran nearly $1.25 million in damages related to a 2014 bar fight involving two off-duty Indianapolis officers that left him unconscious. The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday's verdict stemmed from a federal lawsuit by Bradford Bohanon against the...

Virginia sheriff ends immigrant detention program

Sep. 20, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff has ended an agreement with federal authorities to lock up people suspected of being in the United States illegally. The Virginian-Pilot reports Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron has for two years jailed detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in exchange for...

Rights group praises Serbia war crimes court rape conviction

Sep. 20, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has sentenced a former special police member to eight years in prison for raping a Bosniak woman during the 1992-95 war, in what has been described as a rare efficient war crimes trial in the Balkan country. The Higher Court in Belgrade on Thursday convicted Nikola...

State police union to stop paying ex-president's legal fees

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing Massachusetts State Police troopers and sergeants says it has voted to stop paying the legal fees for its former president who was indicted on several federal charges last week. The Boston Globe reports the State Police Association of Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly...

Officer drops appeal of suspension in black man's shooting

Sep. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A police officer is dropping his appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man whose shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge in 2016. News outlets report attorney Kyle Kershaw announced Thursday morning that client Howie Lake II was...

Man shot by police gang unit members in Memphis identified

Sep. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities have identified a man who was killed by deputies during an incident that also left two deputies injured. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that 33-year-old Willie Hudson was killed in a confrontation with Shelby County sheriff's deputies who...

Mississippi sheriff sets policies amid racial profiling suit

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say. A family with Latino and Native American background...

Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

Sep. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Thursday that security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in "immediate danger" when they shot and killed a Palestinian woman carrying a knife, after a widely circulated video of the shooting raised concerns about excessive force. The video of the shooting early...

Police commander sues over database of offensive posts

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police commander who was named in a database cataloging offensive social media posts made by police officers is suing the advocates who published it. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Inspector D. F. Pace filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Plain View Project organizers...

Sheriff: Police officer kills man who killed woman in store

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in northeast Mississippi says a police officer has shot and killed a man who had just killed a woman in a small-town convenience store. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells local news media that the two shootings happened Thursday morning at Griggs Grocery and Deli in...