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Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2 New York City officers shot, suspected shooter killed

Nov. 24, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer on Tuesday after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 1990, file photo, David Dinkins delivers his first speech as mayor of New York, in New York. Dinkins, New York City’s first African-American mayor, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths, File)

New York City's first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

Nov. 24, 2020 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City's first Black mayor in 1990. AIDS. Crack cocaine. A soaring murder rate. Rampant homelessness. Racial discord. Dinkins was elected with high hopes of turning things around,...

Seattle City Council OKs budget with nearly 20% police cut

Nov. 24, 2020 4:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as much as activists sought amid mass demonstrations against police brutality over the summer. The council voted Monday to shrink the budget of the Seattle Police Department by...

Parents of autistic teenager sue Utah police over shooting

Nov. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old Utah boy with autism filed a federal lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department alleging an officer shot the teenager 11 times. The lawsuit filed in Utah District Court Monday claims the boy was severely injured when police responded to a call...

New Jersey governor signs bill requiring police body cameras

Nov. 24, 2020 2:13 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — All police officers on patrol across New Jersey will be required to wear body cameras under legislation advanced following the summer's Black Lives Matter protests and signed into law Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy signed the bill from his office in Newark during an...

Pedestrian struck, killed by Maryland police cruiser

Nov. 24, 2020 12:47 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland police officer on patrol struck and killed a man in a roadway on Monday. The Prince Georges Police Department says on its Twitter page that one of its officers was heading westbound on University Boulevard in the Langley Park area around 9 p.m. on...

Oklahoma City police kill boy, 15, during robbery attempt

Nov. 24, 2020 12:16 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officers fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who had tried to rob a convenience store at gunpoint, police said. Five officers opened fire on Stavian Rodriguez after he crawled out a drive-thru window of the store Monday night with a gun in his hand, according to Sgt. Gary...

Inquiry set as Georgia officer exchanges fire with suspect

Nov. 24, 2020 11:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is examining the injury of a south Georgia man after a police officer exchanged gunshots with someone in a vehicle. Police in Nashville got a call about a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and were told that someone involved in the argument had left...

Family of man shot by Georgia trooper to sue state for money

Nov. 24, 2020 9:22 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Relatives of man who was shot to death by a Georgia state trooper now charged with murder plan to sue the state for wrongful death. Lawyers for family members of Julian Lewis filed notice Monday in federal court in Savannah. The state has 30 days to respond or lawyers say they will...

Former deputy jailer sentenced for violating inmate's rights

Nov. 24, 2020 3:30 AM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former deputy jailer in eastern Kentucky has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for violating the civil rights of an inmate. Derek Steven Clark, 25, “aided and commanded” the assault of an inmate by another inmate, the U.S. Attorney’s Office...