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Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective

Sep. 22, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, authorities said Tuesday. Miriam E. Travis retired as a detective...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 22, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 21, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

Sheriff IDs woman found in 1977 as victim of serial killer

Sep. 21, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's department said Tuesday that it has identified the skeletal remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago, and investigators believe she was a victim of the now-deceased Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. ...

AG: Officer indicted on charges of firing Taser at ATV rider

Sep. 21, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury indicted a police officer on misconduct, assault and tampering-with-public record charges stemming from an incident last summer in which he allegedly fired his Taser at a man operating an all-terrain vehicle, the state attorney general's office...

Jay-Z's organization seeks Kansas police agency's documents

Sep. 21, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An organization run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was filed Monday in Wyandotte...

Officials: 3 killings in St. Louis area might be connected

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Two recent killings in St. Louis and a third fatal shooting in St. Louis County appear to be related, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday. The victims were a 16-year-old girl killed in St. Louis County, and a man and woman who were shot 2...

Seattle settles lawsuit with man over police behavior

Sep. 21, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who accused Seattle police officers of physical abuse after they entered his home two years ago during a welfare check has reached a $250,000 settlement with the city. Under the settlement, the city didn't admit wrongdoing and Howard McCay, 74, got...

Stabbing suspect killed by Signal Hill police officer

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

SIGNAL HILL, Calif. (AP) — A Signal Hill police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a knife Monday, authorities said. At around 1 p.m., officers answered a report that a man had been stabbed at a grocery store in the city south of Los Angeles and the...

Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff's van

Sep. 20, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. The lawsuits...