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Police overseers fire 4 officers in McDonald-related case

Jul. 18, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by...

Man sentenced for protest blast that injured Oakland police

Jul. 18, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who supplied a homemade explosive device that was thrown during an Oakland protest, injuring 10 police officers, has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison. Twenty-three-year-old Giovonni Gaines was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in April to possessing an...

Sheriff's deputy, 1 other killed in north Arkansas shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say two people, including a sheriff's deputy, were killed Thursday in a shooting in rural northern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Stone County Sheriff's deputy Sergeant Mike Stephen, 56, was killed as he was responding to a call in Leslie...

Mayor, police chief offended by officer's alleged behavior

Jul. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mayor and police chief say the alleged behavior of a former police sergeant was offensive and embarrassing, but they declined to discuss details of an internal investigation. News outlets report Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas called...

Prison next for former small town police chief in gun scam

Jul. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A former small-town police chief has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for crimes related to the sale of guns and ammunition. Robert Reznick was chief in Oakley, a village in Saginaw County. He created a crew of 120 reserve officers from outside Oakley, obtained...

Shootout leaves officer wounded, man dead in Birmingham

Jul. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot as many as seven times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout that ended in what authorities described as a running gun battle through downtown, authorities said Thursday. The shooting, which happened Wednesday night, was...

The Latest: Arkansas state police ID sheriff's deputy killed

Jul. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in a shooting in northern Arkansas (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Arkansas State Police have identified a sheriff's deputy killed in a shooting in northern Arkansas as Sergeant Mike Stephen. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Stephen...

North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he filed the claim in Bismarck federal court after the Army Corps of Engineers ignored an...

Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts, the police commissioner announced on Thursday. The department had placed 72 officers on administrative leave in June...

Massachusetts bill would let EMTs treat injured police dogs

Jul. 18, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — First responders would be allowed to treat and transport injured police dogs to veterinary hospitals under a proposal being considered by Massachusetts lawmakers. Nero's bill, named for the K9 partner of slain Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, was heard Thursday by the Legislature's Public...