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2 Bossier City police on leave during probe into man's death

Aug. 9, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A man was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in a Louisiana city, and state police are investigating. Louisiana State Police said in a statement Sunday that Bossier City police officers had an “altercation” with a man Saturday night, and the man...

NJ police officer gets probation in commercial bribery case

Aug. 9, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has been ordered to spend at least 15 months on probation on a commercial bribery conviction. NJ.com reports that 33-year-old Thomas McWain, who was employed with the West Deptford police department, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a third-degree...

One dead after Saturday night shooting in Racine

Aug. 9, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

One man died in a Saturday night shooting in Wisconsin, the Racine Police Department reported. Police officers responding to a call for a shooting in northern Racine found a man dead with a gunshot wound. Officers have arrested a man suspected in the shooting. Officers have not released the names of the victim...

St. Croix Falls police fatally shoot man who wielded knife

Aug. 9, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

Police in western Wisconsin fatally shot a man who rushed at officers with a knife on Saturday night, according to the St. Croix Falls Police Department. Officers were responding to a 911 call for a woman in distress at a motel near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. As...

Authorities identify Fort Dodge woman fatally shot by police

Aug. 9, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have identified the Fort Dodge woman who was shot and killed by police last week. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said 39-year-old Melissa Halda was fatally shot by a Webster County Sheriff's deputy during the incident on Tuesday night. Halda was...

Suspect killed in police shootout in Missouri identified

Aug. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by police after a chase that ended in a field in St. Charles County. Officials said Saturday that 26-year-old Anthony Budduke died after the confrontation with police on Friday. St. Charles County police the chase started Friday...

Chicago police hire first official focused on disability law

Aug. 9, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A retired Chicago Police Department official is returning to work to oversee the agency's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, authorities said Friday. Deborah Pascua spent 27 years with the department. She is the first official assigned to oversee the agency's policy and...

Portland police officers walk through the Laurelhurst neighborhood after dispersing protesters from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Aug. 9, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago. Three officers were hurt,...

Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids

Aug. 8, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — State authorities said they're investigating after a Georgia police officer opened fire Saturday morning at a vehicle with at least two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop. Nobody was injured by the gunshots in Waycross near the Georgia-Florida state line, the Georgia...

A small group of Black Lives Matter supporters hold a rally against Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley in Minden, Nev., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Douglas County Sheriff Coverley came under fire last month after he posted a letter on his office's website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Coverley later backed off, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls. The small group of Black Lives Matter supporters on Saturday cut short a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from people in a larger crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters. (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record Courier via AP)

Black Lives Matter supporters hold demonstration in Nevada

Aug. 8, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter supporters continued to protest Saturday after others cut short their participation in a demonstration outside the office of a northern Nevada sheriff and left amid jeers from a larger crowd of counter-protesters A man wearing a white cowboy hat exhorted...