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Circuit Judge Clyburn Pope administers the oath of office to Bamberg County Sheriff Kenny Bamberg, the rural South Carolina county's first Black sheriff,  as his granddaughter Aubree Bamberg holds the Bible on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Bamberg County Courthouse in Bamberg, S.C. (Martha Rose Brown/The Times and Democrat via AP)

Rural South Carolina county elects its first Black sheriff

Jan. 18, 2021 12:01 AM EST

BAMBERG, S.C. (AP) — There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Kenneth “Kenny” Bamberg. Bamberg, 57, recently took the oath as Bamberg County’s sheriff. “We’re going to do what we’re supposed to do: accountability and responsibility. We’re going...

Seattle officer fired after investigation into racist remark

Jan. 17, 2021 4:37 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s interim police chief has fired an officer for making a racist remark about a Black man last year, following an internal review into the incident. The review came after three officers reported their colleague’s comments, The Seattle Times reported Sunday based on...

Armed person in Cudahy apartment shot, wounded by police

Jan. 17, 2021 10:57 AM EST

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Cudahy police officer shot and wounded an armed person Saturday night after police responded to two separate 911 calls about a disturbance at an apartment complex. Cudahy police say the incident happened shortly after 9 p.m., after police received emergency calls first...

Retiring officer recalls life on the beat in Delaware

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Sometime this summer, Sgt. Barry Wheatley will close the book on his career as a member of the Millsboro Police Department – a 20-year tenure that began with connections through the restaurant industry. “I had a friend of mine who got hired by another agency, somebody...

Police chief uses videogames to interact with community

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Through the COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to find ways to keep themselves entertained at home, with hobbies like baking, exercising, learning musical instruments or, in Cumming Police Chief David Marsh’s case, playing video games. Over the last few months, Marsh has been...

Police department workers test positive after vaccine event

Jan. 16, 2021 6:52 PM EST

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Six workers at a North Carolina police department have tested positive for COVID-19 days after a vaccination event, according to local officials. Haywood County officials said Friday that six people in the Waynesville Police Department received positive test results two days after...

Kansas officer accused of injuring skateboarder resigns

Jan. 16, 2021 6:18 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Lawrence police officer who has been accused of fracturing a skateboarder’s elbow during an arrest has resigned. The Lawrence Journal World reports that Brad Williams’ resignation took effect Jan. 6. Police spokesperson Patrick Compton did not indicate a reason for...

Alabama city names 30-year veteran as new police chief

Jan. 16, 2021 5:32 PM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A 30-year veteran of the Opelika Police force is now leading the department. The City of Opelika has named Shane Healey as the city’s new Chief of Police, effective immediately. Healey replaces John McEachern who retired at the end of November, WTVM-TV reported. “We are...

Sheriff's Office: Deputy fatally shoots man who fired shots

Jan. 16, 2021 4:49 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A Yavapai County sheriff's deputy fatally shot an armed man hiding in a shed after he fired several times toward a Prescott Valley home and toward law enforcement personnel, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. The 65-year-old man reportedly was “depressed over ongoing...

Former deputy sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary

Jan. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EST

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy accused of breaking into the houses of people attending funerals and homes of coworkers has been sentenced in Dodge County to two years in prison. Former Jefferson County deputy, Janelle Gericke, was found guilty of two felony counts of burglary and a felony...