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Chicago drops police union lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 22:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied. The move follows a judge's ruling last month to suspend...

Alabama gunfire: Suspect, deputy killed; another deputy hurt

Dec. 01, 2021 21:10 PM EST

YELLOW BLUFF, Ala. (AP) — A suspect and a sheriff's deputy are dead after a domestic call in Alabama erupted in gunfire Wednesday, authorities said, adding another deputy was injured. The shooting broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in the town of Yellow Bluff in Wilcox...

Ex-sheriff, facing life for rapes, pleads guilty to bribery

Dec. 01, 2021 20:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge on Wednesday, weeks after a state jury convicted him of sexually abusing boys. Rodney J. “Jack” Strain, who lost a reelection bid in 2015 after five terms as St. Tammany...

Rio Arriba County sheriff is convicted on 2 felony counts

Dec. 01, 2021 20:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan was convicted Wednesday on two felony counts of aiding a felon and intimidating a witness in 2017. Jurors in the 1st Judicial District Court deliberated only about five hours before reaching the verdicts. ...

Hate crime trial of former NJ police chief ends in mistrial

Dec. 01, 2021 18:53 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A retrial in the hate-crime case against a former New Jersey police chief ended without a verdict Wednesday. A federal judge declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict in the trial of Frank Nucera, the former police chief of...

Forest Lake man shot by officers during altercation has died

Dec. 01, 2021 18:51 PM EST

FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — An armed man who was shot by three police officers after he allegedly threatened them in Forest Lake over the weekend has died, authorities said Wednesday. Bradley George Erickson, 47, of Forest Lake, was shot Sunday after police responded to...

Dead woman was mom of knife-wielding man killed by police

Dec. 01, 2021 18:13 PM EST

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A woman found dead in her garage was the mother of the knife-wielding man fatally shot by police at the home over the weekend, Maryland officials said. Anne Arundel County police officers arrived at the Glen Burnie home Sunday after a 911 caller...

Police shooting raises questions over Black man's gun rights

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach called Wednesday for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man, saying his right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence earlier this year on the city's...

Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s troubled jail system is facing more turmoil: the suspension of hundreds of corrections officers for failing to meet a Tuesday night deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The city’s Department of Correction reported 77% of its...

Mississippi man pleads guilty to producing video of minor

Dec. 01, 2021 15:18 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi police sergeant has pleaded guilty to producing a video that shows a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, federal authorities said. Joshua Stockstill, 29, of Carriere, enticed a minor child to engage in sexually...