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Man convicted in 2018 stabbing death of Cedar Rapids man

Jul. 29, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man who prosecutors said stabbed a Cedar Rapids man to death in retaliation for a theft from a drug dealer was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder. Drew Blahnik was also convicted of obstructing prosecution and abuse of a corpse in...

Officer shown pistol whipping man during arrest resigns

Jul. 29, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado police officer shown on body camera footage pistol whipping and choking a man being arrested resigned Thursday, police said. Aurora Officer John Haubert was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree...

Feds outline prosecution of MS-13 gang killings in Ohio

Jul. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long-running investigation into an Ohio branch of the violent El Salvador-based MS-13 gang, including the solving of eight homicides, neared conclusion Thursday with the sentencing of the last defendant in custody, central Ohio's top federal prosecutor announced. ...

Crow Tribe sues federal officer after K-9 latches onto man

Jul. 29, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A prosecutor for the Crow Tribe accused a federal law enforcement officer of aggravated assault and other offenses after the officer's police dog allegedly caused extensive injuries to a tribal member during a traffic stop. A civil complaint from...

NBA's Jaxson Hayes arrested in Los Angeles police struggle

Jul. 29, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in Los Angeles after a struggle with officers who responded to a report of a domestic dispute and used a Taser before handcuffing him, authorities said Thursday. The 21-year-old player was booked...

Judge dismisses domestic assault charges against fire chief

Jul. 29, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A Warwick judge dismissed domestic assault charges against the Seekonk fire chief and allowed a no-contact order for the person who reported the assault to be lifted on Wednesday. The prosecution requested the charges of domestic simple assault...

Ex-police chief who rescued baby pleads guilty to assault

Jul. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban Kansas City police chief who helped rescue a baby from an icy pond and later assaulted the man accused of trying to kill the infant has pleaded guilty in the case. Greg Hallgrimson, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday,...

Police: Man uses knife, bat to attack teen lifeguards

Jul. 29, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 42-year-old man whose child had been asked to leave the pool house used a knife and a baseball bat to attack two teenage lifeguards, police said. Worcester police responded to the Lincoln Village pool house at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 29, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color. ...

Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing

Jul. 28, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists on Wednesday decrying what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people...