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Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s officials said Robert McDowell, 61, of Mayer has been booked into a Prescott jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....

State agency to lead probe into deadly Akron police shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

AKRON. Ohio (AP) — A man shot and killed by police following a vehicle and foot pursuit this week died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Wednesday. The Akron Beacon Journal reported the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation...

Bill forcing NC sheriffs to aid immigration agents revived

Jun. 28, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by Republican lawmakers to force North Carolina’s sheriffs to learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them resurfaced at the General Assembly on Tuesday, more than a year after the legislation passed...

California takes aim at Supreme Court's concealed gun ruling

Jun. 28, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed more people to carry concealed weapons, California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to limit where firearms may be carried and who can have them, while struggling to stay within the high court’s ruling. They aim to...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in deputy killing

Jun. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant linked to an extremist movement and convicted last month in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area pleaded guilty to killing a sheriff's sergeant a week after he attacked a federal building. ...

Attorney: Officer shot man 5 times, paused, shot him again

Jun. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Body-camera footage shows a North Carolina police officer shoot an unarmed man five times after a chase, pause to call dispatch, and then shoot him again, attorneys for the dead man's mother said Tuesday. Attorneys for Brandon Combs' mother, Virginia Tayara,...

Gunmen kill 2 policemen, polio worker in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said. No one immediately...

Crump to represent Randy Cox, Black man hurt in police van

Jun. 28, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump said Tuesday he will lead the legal fight on behalf of Randy Cox, a Black man who was seriously injured in the back of a police van in Connecticut when the driver braked suddenly. Crump also called for a federal civil rights investigation...

Baltimore council passes police accountability board bill

Jun. 28, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s City Council passed a bill Monday to create a police accountability board. The bill passed with several amendments, news outlets reported. The amendments include allowing former officers to serve on the board and giving the police department two weeks...

Houston-area sheriff withdraws as candidate for ICE director

Jun. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area sheriff said Monday that he has withdrawn from consideration for Immigration and Customs Enforcement director. President Joe Biden nominated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to the ICE director's post in April 2021. However, “more...