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The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network, hugs Suhnoon Adams, left, great uncle of 19-year-old fatal shooting victim Mubarak Soulemane, as Soulemane's mother Omo Muhammed, right, looks on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, during ceremonies to honor Mubarak's life, at the First Calvary Baptist Church, in New Haven, Conn. The Jan. 15, 2020 shooting by a Connecticut State Police trooper took Soulemane's life following a high-speed car chase, in West Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sharpton vows to support family of man shot by state trooper

Jan. 26, 2020 4:21 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton vowed Sunday to fight for answers for the family of a 19-year-old Connecticut man killed by a state trooper earlier this month. ”You don’t have a right to take away his life, and if you do, we have an obligation to stand up and question what...

Police: 6 people shot at party at North Carolina restaurant

Jan. 26, 2020 8:54 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Six people were treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting inside a restaurant in North Carolina, police said Sunday. The Salisbury Police Department said via social media that one person among the six was seriously hurt but is hospitalized in stable condition. Three people who...

A car is parked by the sign of a Humidor cigar lounge in Lisle, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper before turning the gun on herself at the cigar lounge Friday night, in the Chicago suburbs, police said.  (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar

Jan. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said. The shooting at the Humidor Cigar Lounge in Lisle was...

NYPD officer charged in the death of his 8-year-old son

Jan. 24, 2020 7:16 PM EST

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Police Department officer and his fiancee left the officer's 8-year-old son in a garage overnight in freezing temperatures and then did nothing to help him as he died of hypothermia, prosecutors said Friday. “They evinced no regard for this child’s...

FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, former NFL player Anquan Boldin, speaks during a session to discuss criminal justice issues with other current and former NFL football players at Harvard Law School, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass. The NFL has suddenly become a clarion in the quest for social justice, most strikingly tackling the issue of police brutality against African-Americans. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Column: NFL shamelessly commandeers Kaepernick's cause

Jan. 24, 2020 7:09 PM EST

The images are haunting. Dramatic music, punctuated by the beeping sound of an open car door. The silhouette of former NFL star Anquan Boldin, wearing sunglasses and sitting at the wheel of his vehicle. “Yeah, I'll never forget that night,” Boldin says, before going on to recount how his cousin,...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a security cctv camera is seen by the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London.  The South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for a weekend soccer match in real-time, that is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

Jan. 24, 2020 12:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about automated surveillance and erosion of privacy rights. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday that...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks in St. Louis. Ethical Society of Police President Heather Taylor said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the city prosecutor’s lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis, including biases within the police department itself. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)

St. Louis prosecutor, police at odds again over traffic stop

Jan. 24, 2020 11:26 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police internal affairs investigators are looking into a traffic stop involving the city's elected prosecutor, the latest episode of a strained relationship between Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and police. Gardner was pulled over at 5:51 p.m. on Dec. 23, more than an hour after...

Chicago police end effort to predict gun offenders, victims

Jan. 23, 2020 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have ended a program that sought to predict people most likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun crime, according to a watchdog report released Thursday that warned the department of serious flaws in the approach. The police department implemented the method in 2012, using...

Police investigators take pictures and gather evidence following an officer involved shooting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram via AP)

Texas man: Police shot, hurt 3-year-old daughter, teen son

Jan. 23, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A state agency was investigating Thursday after a man said police officers in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and teenage son while searching a home. Luis Gomez told KOSA-TV that his daughter and son were shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Midland. It...

Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife's home

Jan. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EST

GRANITE QUARRY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and killed a firefighter who stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then walked inside the home and fatally shot himself after confronting the woman, officials said. The man parked a pickup truck in the driveway and was “lying in...