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Brothers serve on same state police road patrol shift

Aug. 14, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officers are part of a brotherhood. The bond that Maryland State Police troopers Matthew and David Hughes have with each other, however, is much deeper than that because they are, in fact, brothers — the kind linked by the same parents and...

UK drops prosecution of protesters over slain woman's vigil

Aug. 14, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have quashed plans to prosecute protesters who attended a vigil for a murdered woman in breach of pandemic lockdown rules — a killing, and a response, that ignited a storm of criticism of the London police force and its attitude toward women’s safety. ...

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

Aug. 13, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Heche, 53, is brain dead and on life support, pending evaluation for organ donation. “As of...

NM state police say armed Carlsbad man killed by deputies

Aug. 13, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Carlsbad man who had an argument with his girlfriend and then left their home with her cell phone and a handgun was shot and killed by Eddy County sheriff's deputies after he reportedly pointed the gun at deputies, New Mexico State Police said late Friday. ...

Wichita officer won't be charged in man's fatal shooting

Aug. 13, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer who shot and killed a man during a domestic violence incident will not be charged, Sedgwick County District Attorney Mark Bennett said. The officer, who was a member of the department's SWAT team, shot Jason Williams, 37, in December...

Police: Officers in Texas fatally shoot man with rifle

Aug. 13, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Fort Worth fatally shot a man who pointed a rifle at them, authorities said. The shooting Friday in Richland Hills happened as two officers were investigating reports of gunshots along a city street. They found a man carrying a rifle...

Police shoot and kill Wisconsin man after domestic dispute

Aug. 13, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Appleton, Wisconsin, shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said Saturday. The shooting happened after officers were confronted by an armed man when they were called to a home in Appleton on Friday night,...

Chicago police shoot 2 people in less than 24 hours

Aug. 12, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An officer shot a person on the city's near West Side on Friday afternoon in the second such shooting in less than 24 hours, the Chicago Police Department said. Officers stopped a vehicle and observed someone inside with a handgun, at which time one officer fired...

North Carolina deputy killed; search on for shooter

Aug. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for whoever fired the shots late Thursday night. “We will find who’s responsible for this loss. Even in the midst of the...

Mississippi police officer sued for alleged sexual assault

Aug. 12, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman allegedly sexually assaulted by an on-duty policeman is suing the former officer, the police chief and a north Mississippi city for unspecified damages. The lawsuit says that while a former Booneville officer was on duty, he detained a...