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Workplace violence allegations against police official

Jul. 2, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The assistant chief of police in Bakersfield, California has been placed on administrative leave as the department investigates allegations of workplace violence by him, according to a news report. An anonymous department employee filed a complaint Tuesday against Assistant...

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting outside Florida Amazon facility

Jun. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A targeted shooting outside an Amazon facility in Jacksonville, Florida, left one person killed and two others slightly wounded Monday, authorities said. The 20-year-old man who was fatally shot was waiting in line outside the Amazon warehouse to apply for a job, Jacksonville...

Deputies and firefighters stand outside the Red Bluff Walmart distribution center after a man reportedly opened fire there and rammed his vehicle into the building, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Red Bluff, Calif. (Damon Arthur/The Record Searchlight via AP)

Gunman at Walmart distribution center was former employee

Jun. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

RED BLUFF, Calif (AP) — A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was fired from his job at the center last year, authorities said. Louis Wesley Lane, 31, was fired from the...

Deputies and firefighters stand outside the Red Bluff Walmart distribution center after a man reportedly opened fire there and rammed his vehicle into the building, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Red Bluff, Calif. (Damon Arthur/The Record Searchlight via AP)

2 dead after shooting at California distribution center

Jun. 28, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

RED BLUFF, Calif (AP) — A man drove into a Northern California distribution center and started shooting at people Saturday afternoon, killing an employee and wounding four others before he was killed by police, authorities said. The shooting by a 31-year-old man with a semi-automatic rifle started about...

Law enforcement enter the C1 building to the west of the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse during an active shooter situation, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Police say officers are searching for a gunman at a warehouse in the Illinois state capital after at least one person was shot and wounded. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Coroner: 3rd Illinois shooting victim dies, 2 identified

Jun. 27, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A third person died Saturday afternoon who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois where the suspect had fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself, authorities said. Police believe Michael L. Collins opened fire on three of his...

Law enforcement enter the C1 building to the west of the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse during an active shooter situation, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Police say officers are searching for a gunman at a warehouse in the Illinois state capital after at least one person was shot and wounded. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Police: Illinois shooting suspect kills 2 coworkers, himself

Jun. 26, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The 48-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two coworkers and critically wounding another at a central Illinois warehouse Friday died after apparently shooting himself, the city’s police chief said. Springfield police believe Michael L. Collins fatally shot himself...

Interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Atlanta. On Saturday, June 13, Former Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned after an officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks after a struggle in a Wendy's restaurant parking lot. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Atlanta police call out sick to protest charges in shooting

Jun. 18, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police officers called out sick Thursday to protest the filing of murder charges against an officer who shot a man in the back, while the interim chief acknowledged members of the force feel abandoned amid protests demanding massive changes to policing. Interim Chief Rodney Bryant...

In this 2008, photo David Dorn poses. Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis police officer who served 38 years on the force was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop early Tuesday,June 2, 2020, police said. David Dorn was found dead on the sidewalk in front of Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, which had been ransacked after peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent overnight.  (Scott Bandle, Suburban Journals/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police: Retired St. Louis police captain killed amid unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired St. Louis police captain killed by people who broke into a pawn shop after protests turned violent was a gregarious and outspoken leader who mentored youths and insisted on strict ethical conduct among his employees, a longtime colleague said Tuesday. David Dorn, 77, was found...