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Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

Jun. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics. Those comments came Tuesday at the beginning of a Senate hearing as Scott Israel fights his suspension as...

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

Jun. 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer has been convicted a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker. A jury deliberated for four hours late Monday before finding North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of culpable...

Florida parking lot shooter wants sheriff as defense witness

Jun. 18, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call a Florida sheriff as an expert witness. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Michael Drejka's attorneys have filed a motion to call Pinellas County Sheriff Bob...

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer's most powerful administrators...

Hong Kong protesters slam leader's apology, demand she quit

Jun. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city's leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely. Lam's plea for "another chance" drew a chorus of criticism, though members...

Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

Jun. 18, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data or release any new details of how and why people die under the watch of law enforcement. The information vacuum is...

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

Jun. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman's attorney said Monday. Attorney David Winslow said his client — a Los Angeles Police Department officer whom he...

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events...

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

Jun. 17, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who are both black, said at a news conference that they don't...

The Latest: Arizona governor calls police video 'disturbing'

Jun. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a video showing Phoenix police aiming guns and yelling profanities at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby is disturbing and unacceptable....