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Buffalo shooter's prior threat, hospital stay face scrutiny

May. 16, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threating comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a...

'Hero' guard, shoppers among Buffalo shooting victims

May. 15, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Salter was a beloved community member and security guard who knew the shoppers of Tops Friendly Market by name. When they came under attack from a gunman with a rifle, he sprang into action. The retired Buffalo police officer fired multiple times at the...

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say

May. 15, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The racially...

Report: Significant gains seen in Albuquerque police reforms

May. 15, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a marked departure from his recent findings, the independent monitor overseeing the Albuquerque Police Department reforms wrote in his latest report that he saw — “perhaps for the first time” — a serious willingness to identify and correct behavior that is...

How police attract recruits when every agency is hiring

May. 15, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Miya Mitchell-Bray decided during the groundswell social justice movement of 2020 that it was time to be the change she wanted in her community. Donning a Chesapeake Police Department uniform and badge, Mitchell-Bray recently completed her first year patrolling the streets...

Police: Man who stabbed officer shot and killed

May. 14, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police shot and killed a man they say stabbed an officer early Saturday morning, according to Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long. Long said officers were responding to a report of a person screaming in the city's Dorchester neighborhood at around 2:40 a.m. ...

At least 8 killed in mass shooting at Buffalo, New York, supermarket, law enforcement officials tell AP

May. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At least 8 killed in mass shooting at Buffalo, New York, supermarket, law enforcement officials tell AP.

Police in Sallisaw fatally shoot knife-wielding man

May. 14, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by a police officer in eastern Oklahoma early Saturday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. An officer in Sallisaw was investigating a report of a man walking on U.S. 64 and jumping in front of traffic...

Family speaks out following arrest in 1988 murder of girl

May. 14, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a New Hampshire girl killed in Massachusetts in 1988 are thanking law enforcement officials for making an arrest more than three decades later. The surviving family of Melissa Ann Tremblay on Saturday said they appreciated that police never...

Court OKs suit related to Bridgeport police hiring scandal

May. 14, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Bridgeport assistant police chief’s lawsuit claiming he was defrauded out of the police chief’s job can go forward, a state appeals court has ruled. James Nardozzi’s lawsuit stemmed from the hiring scandal that landed the city’s police...