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Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Police: Teen arrested after gun found at Dover school

Oct. 20, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after police discovered he had a gun at Dover High School, officials said. When a school resource officer learned that a student may have a gun on campus, police and school officials said the school was...

New evidence presented in Texas death row inmate's hearing

Oct. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a Texas death row inmate has told a judge that new evidence suggests the 19-year-old woman his client was convicted of killing may instead have been strangled by her jealous boyfriend. Rodney Reed was convicted in the 1996 rape and...

Prosecutor: Dispute between groups led to stadium shooting

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A dispute between two groups from two weeks earlier sparked a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Alabama, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Three teens accused of attempted murder initially entered the game between Vigor...

Police: Teen arrested after BB gun found at high school

Oct. 19, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday after a BB gun was found at a Maryland high school, police said. Anne Arundel County police said an investigation began after a student reported seeing another student with what was thought to be a gun at...

Police: 3rd man wanted in Alabama HS football game shooting

Oct. 18, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a third man wanted in an Alabama shooting that wounded two adults and three teenagers outside a high school football game. Mobile police said they had five warrants accusing Hezekiah Kaniel Belfon, 19, of...

Detainees go on rampage in state's juvenile detention center

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detainees broke windows and tore apart classrooms, offices and living spaces at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, prompting a call for help from local police, officials said Monday. It was bad enough that the South Portland Police...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of South Florida officer

Oct. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Florida police officer during an altercation, officials said Monday. Officers responded Sunday night to a call about a suspicious incident near the Emerald Hills Country Club, Hollywood police...

Kentucky teen charged with murder in wrong-way crash

Oct. 18, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teen has been charged with murder in a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 65, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy was charged with murder, assault, driving under the influence and other counts, Louisville Metro Police Department...