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Man surrenders after shooting officer, being shot by police

Sep. 22, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland police officer responding to a report of an armed man in downtown Oakland was shot Wednesday by the suspect, who was also shot and wounded by another officer, authorities said. The officer is in stable condition at a hospital, Oakland...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

Federal suit names Georgia officers who punched, kicked man

Sep. 22, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who was punched and kicked in the head by Georgia police officers during a traffic stop four years ago has filed a lawsuit alleging the stop was unjustified and the officers used excessive force against him. Gwinnett County police Sgt. Michael...

Brattleboro denounces racism aimed at new Black police chief

Sep. 22, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt (AP) — Brattleboro officials denounced racism after a person on Facebook posted racist memes and comments aimed at Vermont's first Black woman police chief. The Brattleboro Police Department said the racist comments were sent by a single person on...

Austin's interim police chief named to post permanently

Sep. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After serving as interim police chief for Texas’ capital city since March, Joseph Chacon was named Wednesday as the permanent choice for the top spot in Austin. The appointment of Chacon, whose career with Austin police has spanned over 20 years,...

Ex-Chicago sergeant gets probation for bar fight that hurt 2

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police sergeant with a history of misconduct allegations has been sentenced to probation for beating two men outside a bar so badly in 2018 they were hospitalized. A Cook County judge sentenced Eric Elkins, 47, last week to two years of...

Retired officer killed by hit-and-run driver while biking

Sep. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — A retired New Hampshire police sergeant was struck and killed by a motorist while on her bike training for an event to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Donna Briggs, 59, of Derry, was found dead Tuesday night down an embankment off Route 125...

Oklahoma officer to face trial for fatal shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma district judge has ruled a suburban Oklahoma City police officer will face trial for the fatal shooting of a man who refused to drop a baseball bat as he approached the officer. The Village officer Chance Avery is charged with...

Vegas police: Man pointing gun toward officers fatally shot

Sep. 22, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an officer fatally shot a man when the man pointed a gun toward officers after firing it indiscriminately multiple times. Police said nobody was injured during the incident Tuesday though officers and other people in the area were...

Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective

Sep. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, authorities said Tuesday. Miriam E. Travis retired as a detective...