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Key Wisconsin policing use of force bill in jeopardy

Jun. 16, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly failed to vote Wednesday as scheduled on a bill that would set a statewide use of force policy for police, and offer protections for officers who report abuses, due to objections from the Milwaukee police union and despite winning broad bipartisan...

Bill opening up police internal records clears committee

Jun. 16, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic-led Senate committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill making police disciplinary records accessible to the public and mandating their disclosure in any civil or criminal court proceeding. The legislation also authorizes state agencies,...

Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Baltimore shooting

Jun. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday when gunmen walked up a street and opened fire on a Baltimore block from an intersection, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting erupted in a...

Newspaper carrier confronted by sheriff files $5M tort claim

Jun. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Black newspaper carrier confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. Attorneys representing Sedrick Altheimer submitted the tort claim against the county on Tuesday, contending...

North Mississippi city has new interim police chief

Jun. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city in north Mississippi has named an interim chief for its police department. The Tupelo City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to confirm Jackie Clayton for the role. Clayton, currently a deputy chief, will replace outgoing Chief Bart...

North Carolina police officer shoots, kills man after chase

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man died Wednesday after being shot by a police officer who chased him after trying to serve warrants, a North Carolina police chief said. Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey said Bessemer City police went to an address to serve warrants on...

Rapid gunfire heard in Hawaii police video of fatal shootout

Jun. 16, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Video from a camera worn by a Hawaii police officer who shot and killed a man shows the tense confusion amid a rapid succession of gunshots. “I don’t know if he’s down, Central,” the officer says into his radio. “He’s right by the open...

Reward offered after Breonna Taylor mural vandalized

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor in her hometown has been vandalized, and a reward is being offered to help find those responsible for the damage. The newly unveiled mural on an outdoor basketball court in Louisville was damaged by two people on a...

Tennessee deputy wounded, man dead after gunfire exchange

Jun. 16, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was wounded and a suspect was found dead after authorities responding to a report of an armed man causing a disturbance exchanged gunfire with him, officials said. Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office...

UK: Met Police chief defends force after corruption charges

Jun. 16, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain’s Metropolitan Police said Wednesday she has no intention of resigning after a damning report accused the force of institutional corruption. Cressida Dick defended the London police force — Britain’s biggest — after an...