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Slain Indiana officer remembered as focused on police work

Aug. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A young Indiana police officer who was killed during an early morning traffic stop was remembered Saturday as a man focused on a career in law enforcement. Noah Shahnavaz, 24, an officer with the Elwood Police Department 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of...

Alabama town disbands police department over racist text

Aug. 06, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

VINCENT, Ala. (AP) — A racist text message sent by a police officer has prompted officials in a small Alabama town to disband their police department and fire the police chief and assistant chief. Vincent Mayor James Latimore on Thursday confirmed that Police Chief James Srygley...

Today in History: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

Aug. 06, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named...

Ex-California policeman charged with on-duty sex assaults

Aug. 05, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A former Fresno-area police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting four women while on duty, federal prosecutors said Friday. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charges J. Deshawn Torrence with depriving the women of their...

Former Texas police chief gets 15 1/2 years for bribery

Aug. 05, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief was sentenced Friday to 15 1/2 years in prison for taking bribes for a multimillion-dollar contract for a city vendor. A federal judge sentenced former San Angelo police Chief Timothy Ray Vasquez, 52, in San Angelo after a...

Lightning strike near White House leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Aug. 05, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A husband and wife from Wisconsin celebrating more than five decades of marriage were killed in a lightning strike outside the White House. A third victim was pronounced dead Friday evening, and one other is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. James...

Police sued over wrongful arrest deny racial profiling claim

Aug. 05, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police department whose officers are accused of wrongfully arresting a Black man while pursuing a white suspect said Friday that an outside investigation found no evidence of racial profiling. The town manager for Arlington, a Boston suburb, and its...

Police seek to fire officer after video shows excess force

Aug. 05, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police department is seeking to fire an officer after video showed him smashing a handcuffed man’s face into the pavement during a fireworks celebration on Fourth of July weekend. The Providence Police Department said Friday that Capt....

Prosecutor's probe clears officer involved in fatal shooting

Aug. 05, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife in March acted in self defense and will not face criminal charges, Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington announced Friday. Following a presentation of the evidence collected...

Authorities probe fatal shooting of Black man by police

Aug. 05, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Indiana are investigating the fatal police shooting of a Black man who was reportedly dealing with mental illness and had been threatening to commit suicide near an elementary school. A bystander's video shows 51-year-old Dante...