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Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

Jun. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer. Joseph...

Memorial for slain police dog scheduled for Gillette Stadium

Jun. 20, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A memorial service for a police dog killed during an investigation that also resulted in gunshot injuries to two officers is scheduled for Gillette Stadium this week. Braintree Chief Mark Dubois says the service for Kitt, a Belgian malinois, will...

Suburban St. Louis police chief resigns over new gun law

Jun. 19, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief has resigned over concerns about a new Missouri law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Philip Dupuis, who had been the police chief of the city of...

Police: 6 people shot, 2 killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Jun. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after an shooting early Saturday left two people dead and at least four others hurt. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said it happened in a parking lot around 2 a.m. when an argument began between...

LI police leader won't resign over 'broken homes' remarks

Jun. 19, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police commissioner said Friday he won’t resign over comments to Newsday blaming the lack of diversity in his police department on Black and Hispanic “broken homes.” Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told...

DA: Officers won't face charges in Mooresville shooting

Jun. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A special prosecutor in North Carolina says two police officers will not face criminal charges over the shooting death of a Mooresville man. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson had cleared...

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Jun. 19, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their...

Fierce Capitol attacks on police in newly released videos

Jun. 19, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the...

Sharpton condemns Honolulu police shooting of Black man

Jun. 18, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is condemning the Honolulu Police Department for the fatal shooting of a Black man as various versions of what led to the death continue to emerge. “Lindani Myeni’s killing is yet another sensational...

2 fatal shootings in 1 week for Hawaii Police Department

Jun. 18, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Police on Hawaii's Big Island shot and killed a man they say cut an officer with a knife. Friday's shooting was the second time this week Hawaii County officers killed a man. Officers responded to a break-in at a vacant home in...