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Missouri woman awarded $3,500 in police stun gun lawsuit

Feb. 21, 2020 7:24 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurors have awarded $3,500 to a woman who was shocked three times with a stun gun after a St. Louis march protesting police misconduct. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors found in favor of University City School Board president Kristine Hendrix on Thursday on one battery...

Standoff ends with police-involved shooting, 1 wounded

Feb. 21, 2020 6:05 AM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were investigating a standoff that ended with a man shot by police. The standoff began Thursday night and officials ordered residents in the area of Shady Retreat and Limekiln roads to shelter in place. There was a police-involved shooting and one person was...

Police say 2 killed, 3 injured in Idaho shooting

Feb. 21, 2020 3:16 AM EST

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police say at least two people were killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in Caldwell. Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant said the report of an active shooter at the Portstewart Apartments came in about 4:19 p.m. Thursday, and...

Kansas could release more evidence in fatal police shootings

Feb. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Wendy Couser, a former juvenile intake officer at the Newton Police Department, has always believed in the importance of consequences. But Couser feels that she’s yet to see consequences for the law enforcement officials who beat, shot and killed her son, William...

Attorney files 29 charges against man shot by Cass deputies

Feb. 20, 2020 9:48 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have filed 29 charges against an eastern Nebraska man who was injured in January after allegedly firing shots at Cass County sheriff's deputies. The Nebraska State Patrol said the charges were filed Tuesday against Paul Warner, 37, of rural Louisville. Warner was injured...

Omo Mohammed, mother of slain teen Mubarak Soulemane, speaks at a news conference in Bridgeport, Conn. Feb. 20, 2020. Soulemane, 19, was shot and killed by police in West Haven after he allegedly stole a car from an individual in Norwalk and fled from police at high at speeds that reached 90 mph along Interstate 95. His family announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 they intend to file a $10 million lawsuit against the state, the state police, the city of West Haven and the West Haven Police Department. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)

Family of man killed by trooper seeking more than $10M

Feb. 20, 2020 9:45 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday. Lawyers for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, asked the state claims commissioner for...

Man pleads guilty to helping suspect in deputy shooting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Kalama man pleaded guilty this week to assisting the escape of the man who killed Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier in April. The Daily News reports Matthew Veatch, 26, pleaded guilty in Cowlitz Superior Court to rendering criminal assistance, The Daily News...

Prosecutor: No charges for St. Paul officer in 2019 shooting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor announced Thursday that he won't bring charges against a St. Paul police officer who shot and killed a man who rear-ended his squad car and then charged him with a knife. Officer Steven Mattson was justified in using deadly force against Ronald Davis, 31, on...

Clarice Hardy speaks at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy's behalf against the City of Nome, Alaska, and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the left is Joshua Decker, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn't investigated

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report. Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction was “part of the city’s...

This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows Jerry Lard. Attorney's for Lard, an Arkansas death row inmate convicted for fatally shooting a police officer during a 2011 traffic stop, told the state Supreme Court Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, the inmate has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible to be executed. The Supreme Court on Thursday did not indicate when it would rule in Lard's latest appeal. (Arkansas Department of Corrections AP)

Intellectual disability cited in death row inmate's appeal

Feb. 20, 2020 9:26 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for an Arkansas death row inmate convicted for fatally shooting a police officer during a 2011 traffic stop told the state Supreme Court Thursday the inmate has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible to be executed. Attorneys for the state and Jerry Lard...