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Lawsuit says police caused asphyxiation death of naked man

May. 12, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who encountered a naked man walking down a Georgia street repeatedly fired their stun guns at him and pinned him to the ground by kneeling and standing on him, ultimately and wrongfully causing his death, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the man's...

No bond: Woman accused of taking twins, shooting their mom

May. 12, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman was denied bond Wednesday and remained in custody, accused of shooting a woman and kidnapping the woman's infant twins, authorities said. The 6-week-old boys were found unharmed Tuesday, the Savannah Police Department said. The...

Utah cop again charged with assault for misusing police dog

May. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City police officer has been charged with aggravated assault a second time for ordering a dog to attack someone who complied with officers’ orders, prosecutors said. K9 Officer Nickolas Pearce was charged Tuesday with lifting up his...

NC criminal justice reform bill gets unanimous OK in Senate

May. 12, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state senators voted unanimously on Wednesday for a broad criminal justice measure that attempts to weed out misbehaving officers, provide mental health aid to law enforcement and help families view police body camera footage quickly. ...

Witness: Man angered by Texas deputies in yard killed them

May. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

EDEN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man accused of fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies was angry they were in his yard trying to catch a dog and he told them he would open fire if they didn't leave, a witness said. “They walked up towards him, rushed him, and he...

Bill mandating police body cameras clears House committee

May. 12, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bill requiring the use of body cameras by police officers and certain other government workers working in a law enforcement capacity has cleared a state House committee and will be sent to the full House for a vote. Members of the Judiciary...

Charge dropped against Iowa officer accused of abusing power

May. 12, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a misconduct charge against a Des Moines police officer accused of interfering with an investigation into a fellow officer who is his girlfriend, saying Wednesday that the evidence showed he didn't commit a crime. Des Moines...

New details emerge in fatal shootings of California police

May. 12, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As two police departments in California mourn the loss of their officers — shot and killed in the line of duty in two separate incidents within 24 hours — new details have emerged about the violence that occurred during a week meant to honor law enforcement...

Officers fatally shoot man at Florida apartment complex

May. 12, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a South Florida apartment complex, investigators said. Boynton Beach police officers responded shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday to the Via Lugano community, a...

Probe: Vermont police endangered Black state legislator

May. 12, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A two-year investigation into a Vermont police department has found that officers failed to adequately investigate alleged threats against former state legislator Kiah Morris due to its racism and prejudice. In a 54-page report, the Vermont Human...