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Memphis police officer charged with rape of girl, 15

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has been indicted in the rape of a 15-year-old girl. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Friday that 52-year-old Memphis Police Department Lt. Jeffrey Jones has been charged with felony rape and sexual...

Iowa public defender quits side police job after criticism

Nov. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor in the Iowa public defender’s office has resigned his longtime side job as a police officer after critics said it created a conflict of interest. Mike Adams, supervisor of the special defense unit, resigned last month from the Colfax Police Department, where he...

Mississippi county appoints interim sheriff

Nov. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county’s chief deputy, who sought the sheriff’s position but lost, will serve in that role for a month. The Commercial Dispatch reports Lowndes County’s board of supervisors on Friday appointed Maj. Greg Wright as interim sheriff for December after...

Former police chief charged with misconduct in office

Nov. 15, 2019 8:48 AM EST

GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — The former police chief of a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where a black teenager died in custody has been charged with misconduct in office in an unrelated case. The Baltimore Sun reports the state prosecutor’s office said in a release Thursday that Mike Petyo made...

Cleveland police shoot, kill suspect in earlier homicide

Nov. 15, 2019 8:04 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An investigation is underway in Cleveland after police say officers shot and killed a suspect in a homicide from earlier in the evening. Events leading to the police shooting began shortly before midnight Thursday when officers were called to a gas station to investigate a report of a man...

Judge denies Memphis request to change surveillance order

Nov. 15, 2019 4:46 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee, has denied a request to modify a decades-old order barring the city from engaging in surveillance of protesters and activists. U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla’s ruling Wednesday responds to a sealed motion by the city of Memphis seeking to...

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:44 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents. Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight...

Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased security

Nov. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. On the day of the attack, Walmart didn’t have a...

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his...