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Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

Jun. 22, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The oldest member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years, becoming the sixth member of the now-disbanded squad to head to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment to former Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl,...

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Jun. 22, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officials to charge the officer. Hundreds of marchers chanting "Who did...

Investigation sheds harsh light on campus police department

Jun. 22, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An outside investigation into the way a Connecticut university handled a female campus police officer's allegations of sexual assault by a male officer has found multiple issues within the department. The results of the investigation were released Friday by Zulma Toro, president...

Ex-police review authority supervisor awarded $2.8 million

Jun. 22, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former supervisor of a defunct Chicago police oversight agency has been awarded $2.8 million after he sued the city over his dismissal. Lorenzo Davis says he was fired from the Independent Police Review Authority for refusing to change findings in police shootings he considered...

Girl pushed by Texas officer at pool party settles for $150K

Jun. 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A bikini-clad black teenager who was shoved to the ground by a white Texas police officer has settled a federal lawsuit against him and the city of McKinney for almost $150,000. The legal guardian of then-15-year-old Dajerria Becton filed a $5 million lawsuit following the June 2015...

Polish local police chief fired over colleague's death

Jun. 22, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Interior Ministry says a regional police chief and one of his deputies have been fired after they attended a party during which a senior anti-terrorist investigator fell from a window and died. The accident occurred early Thursday at a Baltic coast resort during an...

The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old (all times local): 10:45 p.m. For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East...

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

Jun. 22, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt said late Wednesday that he doesn't see any apparent...

Tennessee city names its 1st female police chief

Jun. 22, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city is getting its first female police chief. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced the appointment of Eve Thomas as the new chief of the Knoxville Police Department on Thursday. Thomas succeeds Chief David Rausch, who was selected to become director of the...

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

Jun. 21, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years. The four arrested Thursday were former general directors or chief...