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5, including pregnant woman, fatally shot in Indianapolis

Jan. 24, 2021 4:52 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home in an apparent targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, decrying the “mass murder” killings as a “different kind of evil.” The fatal shootings...

In this Jan. 21, 2021, photo former Houston Police Officer Tam Pham walks out of the Federal Courthouse downtown in Houston after he appeared in court following his arrest Wednesday on federal charges tied to Capitol violence. Police departments across the country are reviewing the behavior of dozens of officers who were in Washington on the day of a riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

Jan. 24, 2021 3:14 PM EST

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested. But for five Seattle officers the outcome is less clear. Their identities still secret, two are on leave and three...

In this image from video provided by the Kenosha County District Attorney, Kyle Rittenhouse poses for a photo at Pudgy's Pub in Mount Pleasant, Wis., on Jan. 5, 2021, the day he was arraigned on charges related to the killing of two people at an August protest in Kenosha. Prosecutors presented this photo and others as evidence of Rittenhouse consorting with white supremacists, citing the use of the “OK” sign, which has been co-opted as a sign of “white power.” Rittenhouse's attorney said he is not and has never been a member of a white supremacist group. Rittenhouse's shirt and the face of the man posing with him were redacted by the source. (Courtesy of Kenosha County District Attorney via AP)

Judge: Kenosha shooter can't associate with supremacists

Jan. 23, 2021 5:08 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin last year is prohibited from associating with known white supremacists under a judge's recently modified bail conditions. Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 during the Aug. 25...

2 more plead guilty in fire at Minneapolis police station

Jan. 23, 2021 4:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two more men have pleaded guilty to federal arson charges for their roles in a fire that damaged a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced. Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, both of St....

This photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows a Las Vegas-based tour that rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. One person died, and two were critically injured. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Arizona sheriff's office investigating fatal tour bus crash

Jan. 23, 2021 4:07 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff's office was investigating a tour bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously, officials said Saturday. The Las Vegas-based bus crashed Friday and rolled over in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand Canyon...

Police: teen murder suspects fired at investigating officer

Jan. 23, 2021 1:31 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland teenagers charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old returned to the crime scene as police were investigating and shot at an officer, authorities said. Prince George’s County police said officers responded to a shooting about 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Langley...

Trial delayed for Alabama officer charged in fatal shooting

Jan. 23, 2021 11:48 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder in an on-duty shooting is being delayed because of the pandemic. A judge has postponed the case of Huntsville police officer William Darby, WHNT-TV reported Friday. He was set to go on trial Feb. 22 in the killing of...

Florida police officer fired over Capitol riot posts

Jan. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida has been fired for making social media posts supporting the Capitol riot and posting other comments considered insensitive. The Kissimmee Police Department fired Andrew Johnson last week. Johnson’s Facebook posts, on topics like the Black Lives...

Anthony Martinez, left, embraces his niece, Kelly Brasier, at the Logan County Northeast Colorado Health Department building while trying to secure Anthony's birth certificate Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Sterling, Colo. Anthony Martinez, 84, suffering from dementia, was released from the Sterling Correctional Facility Friday after serving over 30-years in prison burglary and habitual offenses, Governor Polis commuted his sentence. Kelly is taking her uncle to Pennsylvania to take care of him. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Lawmakers try to fix Colorado's special needs parole system

Jan. 23, 2021 10:10 AM EST

STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Kelly Brasier gripped the handles of the empty wheelchair in the Colorado prison parking lot as two corrections employees unloaded a frail man in a blue prison uniform with wispy white hair, then wheeled him toward her. Brasier quickly hugged her uncle in the wheelchair, Anthony...

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kevin Selverian, a use of force specialist, poses as an armed suspect during a use of force presentation at the Troop M Barracks in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Michele Haddon/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 9:21 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...