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Police chief takes leave amid Gabby Petito investigation

Sep. 28, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — The police chief in the Utah tourist town where officers stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend weeks before her death has taken a leave of absence. Moab Police Chief Bret Edge requested a leave of absence that began Monday, city spokesperson Lisa...

Alabama deputy considering run for sheriff placed on leave

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff's deputy who plans to run for sheriff has opted to take administrative leave without pay after the incumbent told him it was either that or resign, the TimesDaily reported. Lauderdale County Deputy John Randall McCrary...

45-year sentence for man shot by Terre Haute officers

Sep. 28, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man who was shot during a confrontation with Terre Haute police officers has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. A judge ordered the sentence Tuesday for 39-year-old Jeremy Ross, who was convicted by a Vigo County jury in April on attempted...

Sheriff's deputy accused of soliciting sex, nude photos

Sep. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy has been accused of soliciting sex and nude photos from women in exchange for money prosecutors say they used to buy drugs. Stephen Bunnell, who was chief deputy of the Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department, called...

Former Wichita police officer pleads guilty to misconduct

Sep. 28, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer who admitted to helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded guilty to officials misconduct. Matthew Powell was sentenced to a year of probation and can no longer be certified as a law enforcement officer. He would serve...

Sheriff proposes using jail to house people with addiction

Sep. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff has proposed turning a part of his jail into a treatment center to help ease the drug use and homelessness in an area of Boston hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last week said he wants to house...

In Cuban Miami, police chief's reform agenda hits tight spot

Sep. 28, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez praised Art Acevedo as “America's best chief” when he recruited him to lead Miami's police force just six months ago. Acevedo had a national profile as a progressive law enforcer in Texas, with a deft touch at building...

No indictments for 4 Texas officers who shot man in crisis

Sep. 28, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict four Houston police officers who fatally shot a man more than 20 times while he was in the midst of a mental health crisis. The grand jury chose not to indict the officers, who had been fired after last year's death of...

Police ID woman killed in weekend shooting on Interstate 70

Sep. 28, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have identified a woman killed over the weekend in a shooting on Interstate 70 in north St. Louis that also wounded a man. The shooting happened late Saturday night, when officers were called to an area near the I-70 Madison Street exit, police...

Former Milwaukee police chief to lead Fitchburg department

Sep. 28, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — A former Milwaukee police chief who sued the city after he was demoted is the next chief in the Madison suburb of Fitchburg. The city has posted the announcement on its website with a statement that said the Police and Fire Commission looks...