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Egyptian officials say police kill 15 militants in Sinai

Sep. 23, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security forces say police have killed 15 suspected militants in a shootout in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. They say the shootout took place on Sunday when police raided the militants' hideout west of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish. Security...

Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in...

Ex-cop's murder trial for shooting neighbor set to start

Sep. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Last September, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own apartment. That much is settled. But nearly every other aspect Amber Guyger's murder trial for the killing of Botham Jean remains cloaked in controversy as opening statements in the case are set to start...

Police: Suspect in cop shooting, bike attack captured

Sep. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said. Officials announced at a press conference that Michael Blackman, 45, was apprehended...

The Latest: Man suspected of shooting Chicago cop captured

Sep. 21, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the nonfatal shooting of a Chicago police officer (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Chicago police say a man believed to be the suspect in the shooting and wounding of an officer has been shot and captured. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) tweeted Saturday that...

NYPD commander who took Son of Sam's confession dies at 99

Sep. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday at age 99 was announced by the police department and Keenan's family. He had been in declining health...

Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

Sep. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge on Friday sentenced Nathan LeForce to life in prison without parole for the 2017 killing of Logan County Deputy...

St. Paul police to release video of fatal shooting next week

Sep. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The police chief in St. Paul, Minnesota, will release body camera video recorded during a fatal police shooting. Police Chief Todd Axtell plans to release video on Tuesday stemming from the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis. The department said in a tweet Friday that the...

Chicago mayor: What delayed police shooting video release?

Sep. 20, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to know why the city's police oversight agency that's required to release police shooting videos within 60 days took more than a year to make public a fatal officer-involved shooting video. Lightfoot spokesman Patrick Mullane tells the Chicago Sun-Times...

Man hurt in bar fight with off-duty officers awarded $1.25M

Sep. 20, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has awarded an Air Force veteran nearly $1.25 million in damages related to a 2014 bar fight involving two off-duty Indianapolis officers that left him unconscious. The Indianapolis Star reports Wednesday's verdict stemmed from a federal lawsuit by Bradford Bohanon against the...