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Police: Officers killed armed man in north Minneapolis

Jun. 24, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis say officers shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street. In a statement on the department's Facebook page, police say the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the north side of Minneapolis. Authorities say two calls to...

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

Report: Officer left university job after case there dropped

Jun. 23, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force about a month after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he'd filed charges against. East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld, who...

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

Jun. 22, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The oldest member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years, becoming the sixth member of the now-disbanded squad to head to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment to former Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl,...

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Jun. 22, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officials to charge the officer. Hundreds of marchers chanting "Who did...

Investigation sheds harsh light on campus police department

Jun. 22, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An outside investigation into the way a Connecticut university handled a female campus police officer's allegations of sexual assault by a male officer has found multiple issues within the department. The results of the investigation were released Friday by Zulma Toro, president...

Ex-police review authority supervisor awarded $2.8 million

Jun. 22, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former supervisor of a defunct Chicago police oversight agency has been awarded $2.8 million after he sued the city over his dismissal. Lorenzo Davis says he was fired from the Independent Police Review Authority for refusing to change findings in police shootings he considered...

Girl pushed by Texas officer at pool party settles for $150K

Jun. 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A bikini-clad black teenager who was shoved to the ground by a white Texas police officer has settled a federal lawsuit against him and the city of McKinney for almost $150,000. The legal guardian of then-15-year-old Dajerria Becton filed a $5 million lawsuit following the June 2015...

Polish local police chief fired over colleague's death

Jun. 22, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Interior Ministry says a regional police chief and one of his deputies have been fired after they attended a party during which a senior anti-terrorist investigator fell from a window and died. The accident occurred early Thursday at a Baltic coast resort during an...

The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old (all times local): 10:45 p.m. For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East...