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Chicago cop who shot 13-year-old relieved of police powers

May. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago officer who shot and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy who ran away after being pulled over while driving a stolen vehicle was relieved of his police powers Friday, officials said. “He’s still an active member of the Chicago Police Department,”...

Chicago cop shoots, seriously wounds, 13-year-old boy

May. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded a 13-year-old boy who ran away after he was pulled over driving a vehicle that had been involved in a carjacking the day before, officials said Thursday. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

4 teens accused of dragging woman to death plead not guilty

May. 04, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four teens charged with murder in the dragging death of an elderly New Orleans woman whose arm was severed during a carjacking pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Shackled and clad in red jumpsuits, the 17-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls...

Police: Detective carjacked, 2 suspects caught after crash

May. 04, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A detective was carjacked outside a Baltimore convenience store Tuesday and two of three suspects were caught after the unmarked car overturned in a crash, police said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the on-duty detective was carjacked around 6:15 p.m....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 04, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Crime requires strategic response DFL and GOP take different approaches. Minnesota needs both. Violent crime is uppermost in many Minnesotans’ minds these days, and lawmakers are keenly aware of...

US attorney orders entire staff to work on violent crime

May. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s top federal attorney says he’s ordering his entire staff to work on violent crime cases. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that U.S. Attorney Andy Luger announced Tuesday that he’s directed all 42 prosecutors in his office to work on violent...

Police: 2 suspected carjackers dead after jumping in river

May. 02, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

LANSING, Ill. (AP) — Two men suspected in the armed theft of a luxury car have died after jumping into a Chicago-area river while fleeing police. A 2020 Rolls-Royce that was taken during a carjacking was spotted about 4:40 a.m. Saturday in Chicago and chased by police, according to...

3 teen girls and boy, 17, indicted in gruesome carjack death

Apr. 28, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four teenagers, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were indicted by a grand jury on second-degree murder charges and will be tried as adults in connection with a March carjacking that left a 73-year-old woman dead with a severed arm, District Attorney Jason Williams said Thursday. ...

Police: 5 teens shot; 2 carjack vehicle to get to hospital

Apr. 24, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Five teenagers were shot in a fight outside a diner in downtown Atlanta, and two of them took a vehicle at gunpoint to get to a hospital, police said. Two females and three males, between the ages of 15 and 19, were wounded late Saturday outside a Waffle House near...