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Ohio sheriff's officer killed in crash mourned at service

Oct. 31, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Relatives, co-workers and friends gathered Saturday for the funeral of an Ohio sheriff's officer who died of injuries after his patrol car collided with a bus earlier this month. Forty-two-year-old Cpl. Adam McMillan was pronounced dead Oct. 23 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center,...

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Teen told police where to find gun used in Kenosha shootings

Oct. 31, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

ANTIOCH, Illinois (AP) — A visibly upset 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting two demonstrators in Wisconsin told officers at his local police station in Illinois where to find an assault-style rifle he said he had used just two hours earlier to shoot several people, according to police records. Kyle...

Young people take part in a massive protest against the conservative government on the eighth straight day of angry demonstrations that were triggered by a recent tightening of the abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Abortion rights protest held for 10th day in Poland

Oct. 31, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators held anti-government protests across Poland for the 10th straight day Saturday in response to the tightening of one of Europe’s strictest abortion laws. The latest protests, though smaller than in previous days, showed the determination and discontent of...

Video shows man holding gun before being shot by LA deputy

Oct. 31, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has released video of a fatal shooting that shows a deputy firing several shots at an armed man fleeing from a backyard during a chase on foot. The disclosure on Friday of the Oct. 16 shooting of Fred Williams III came after his family reviewed...

Police in riot gear line up Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Wauwatosa, Wis. On Wednesday, District Attorney John Chisholm refused to issue charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah for the Feb. 2 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole at Mayfair Mall. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lawyer: Wisconsin cop can't be fired for future shooting

Oct. 31, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a Wisconsin police officer who has fatally shot three people since 2015 says his client shouldn't be disciplined or fired simply because city officials are worried he might do it again. Wauwatosa Officer Joseph Mensah, who is Black, has been cleared of any criminal...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather near the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Black Lives Matter faces test of its influence in election

Oct. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for people like...

Chattanooga officer shoots, kills man who fired at police

Oct. 31, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, fatally shot a man who fired a gun at the officer during a foot chase, authorities said. The Chattanooga Police Department said officers went to the scene of a vehicle crash on Friday afternoon and a man involved in the crash began...

Officer's wife searches for answers 10 years after his death

Oct. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Victor Decker walked down Oceana Boulevard on a rainy night in 2010 — a young, well-liked Norfolk police officer who’d earned headlines the year before for singlehandedly stopping two robbers who’d just killed their victim. Minutes later he’d be dead himself....

Kansas deputy killed in accident involving school bus

Oct. 31, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas deputy is dead following an accident involving a school bus. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident happened Friday afternoon in Leavenworth County near the town of Tonganoxie. Deputy Corporal Daniel R. Abramovitz was driving an unmarked sheriff's vehicle when...

People gather during a counter protest against Black Lives Matter in Vancouver, Wash., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a candlelight vigil for Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed in Thursday's shooting with police involved. The Clark County Sheriff's office has not released any details on the Thursday evening shooting in Hazel Dell, but a man told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his 21-year-old son was fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

Oct. 31, 2020 4:39 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Tensions boiled over into unrest late Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Portland, Oregon, in southwestern Washington state. Mourners gathered in Hazel Dell, an unincorporated area of Vancouver, Washington, where family and...