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Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Sep. 25, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said. Robert Rogers, who represents the former officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that...

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team

Sep. 25, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman assigned to protect polio workers in the country's northwest. The killing comes amid a nationwide campaign aimed at vaccinating 38.6 million Pakistani children under the age of 5. The official, Anwarul Haq,...

Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen's autopsy

Sep. 25, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Monday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that she...

Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

Sep. 24, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland. Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing Monday, according to the Police Department....

The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfair

Sep. 24, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man's own apartment (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The attorney for a white Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the...

Officials in Vegas air info in 2016 police chokehold death

Sep. 24, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A public airing of information about the death of an unarmed 40-year-old man at the hands of a Las Vegas police officer last year failed to satisfy the man's mother, who sobbed Monday through descriptions of her son's autopsy and later called the proceeding a cover-up of a criminal act....

Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer assigned to a crime suppression detail was wounded by gunfire and the suspect who fired at him was fatally shot in an alleyway in one of the city's rougher districts, Baltimore's interim police chief said following a shootout Sunday evening. Police have given...

Rookie Detroit officer fired after Snapchat post draws ire

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rookie Detroit police officer has been fired after allegedly posting a photo of himself on Snapchat in uniform with an offensive caption. Police Chief James Craig told reporters that the officer was terminated following a Monday hearing. He was suspended this weekend after Craig saw the...

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago officer tossed

Sep. 24, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Monday vacated the convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant, with a state's attorney later in the day apologizing for what they had to go through. The latest dismissals, which prosecutors had requested, bring to 42 the total number of...

Police: Trooper fatally shoots man during altercation

Sep. 24, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper has fatally shot a man who tried to assault him with a weapon. Police said in a statement that the shooting happened early Monday when police were called to a Whitley County residence where 29-year-old Ronald W. Leach of Jellico, Tennessee, was...