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Bismarck police launch new community policing initiative

May. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck Police Department has launched a new program that aims to better connect officers with the community. The department announced the Bismarck Community Oriented Policing Program on Monday, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The program will divide the city into six community...

Sheriff's Office: 2 dead in apparent double-homicide

May. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

DONA ANA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Mexico say two people are dead in what appears to be a double-homicide in a village on the outskirts of Las Cruces. The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office says one person has been detained for questioning and that its investigation began after a person in the...

Report: Mississippi lawmaker punched wife in face over sex

May. 21, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex. Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. The Sun Herald...

Officer acquitted of misconduct in police dog attack

May. 21, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A police officer has been acquitted of official misconduct charges after releasing his police dog on a stopped motorist. A judge found the state had not proved that Tuckerton officer Justin Cherry had committed an unauthorized attack with intent to injure a woman. Cherry released...

Man sentenced in hit-and-run death of retired police officer

May. 21, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 31-year-old man will spend 3½ to 15 years in prison in connection with the hit and run death of a retired suburban police sergeant in downtown Detroit. Jimi Pierowich of Detroit was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in April to operating a vehicle under the influence causing death....

Police kill bear that fatally attacked dog

May. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities say police were forced to kill a bear after it fatally attacked a dog and threatened an officer. A Burlington resident called state police on Monday afternoon to report that a large black bear had killed her dog in her yard. She said she let her two dogs...

Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

May. 21, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its police forces have killed 16 militants in raids in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of...

Kin of man slain by Virginia police sue for wrongful death

May. 21, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Relatives of a Virginia man killed by police in 2017 are now suing the officers who shot him, saying they acted without regard for human life. The Daily Press reports the lawsuit comes just after Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney Anton Bell ruled the officers were justified in...

Jamar Clark's advocates call for $20M death settlement

May. 21, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by police in 2015, are demanding that the city of Minneapolis settles a lawsuit brought by his family for $20 million, the same amount awarded in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Clark's father, James Clark, and about two dozen...

Michigan man shot by police gets 7-22 years in prison

May. 21, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife in January has been sentenced to 7 to 22 years in prison. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports 22-year-old Genio Morgan of Lexington was given his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to...