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New Johnson scandal deepens with claims by ex-civil servant

Jul. 05, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest scandal to hit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson deepened Tuesday as a former top civil servant publicly said Johnson’s office wasn’t telling the truth about how he handled allegations of misconduct against a senior member of his government. Johnson...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

Jul. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron...

High court ruling impacts Massachusetts gun licensing rules

Jul. 04, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police chiefs should no longer deny or impose restrictions on licenses to carry a gun just because the applicant doesn't have a “good reason" to carry, the state's attorney general said in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Attorney General...

Police say 3 killed, 3 in critical condition after Copenhagen mall shooting

Jul. 03, 2022 19:02 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police say 3 killed, 3 in critical condition after Copenhagen mall shooting.

Danish police say 3 killed, 3 in critical condition after mass shooting in Copenhagen mall

Jul. 03, 2022 18:56 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say 3 killed, 3 in critical condition after mass shooting in Copenhagen mall.

Nonprofit sues over Baltimore police records requests

Jul. 03, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit recently filed by a Baltimore nonprofit alleges the city department that handles police records is improperly shielding police misconduct documents. The suit brought by the transparency advocacy group Open Justice Baltimore and two journalists...

Ex-police employee charged in killings of 2 Virginia women

Jul. 03, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two women have been found dead and a retired police department employee has been charged with second-degree murder in their killings following a lengthy weekend standoff, authorities in suburban Richmond said. The incident began Saturday afternoon when Henrico...

Maryland man indicted on 18 charges in deputy's killing

Jul. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The 21-year-old Maryland man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in June has been indicted on a total of 18 charges. Austin Jacob Allen Davidson was indicted last week on charges including first- and second-degree murder, using a firearm in the commission...

Wichita police promote officer who killed man

Jul. 03, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department has promoted an officer who killed an unarmed man in a “swatting” incident. The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that Justin Rapp was promoted to detective on June 25. Interim Chief Lem Moore said Rapp qualified for promotion...

Minneapolis police budget expands post-Floyd death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department’s budget has expanded despite calls to reduce funding for law enforcement in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The Star Tribune reported Saturday that the department currently has a $196 million budget, up about $3 million...