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AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Slain Alabama officer laid to rest with salutes, sobs

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer shot to death in what authorities have described as an ambush was laid to rest with honors Thursday. Dozens of police cars and motorcycles with sirens wailing formed a procession for Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer as a...

Probe: Suspect fatally shot by Texas officer posed no threat

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A murder suspect who was wielding a knife posed no immediate safety threat when a Texas police officer fatally shot him from as far as 20 feet away, state investigators said in charging the officer with assault. Forest Hill Officer Logan Barr,...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

Off-duty deputy working security for car lot fatally shot

Aug. 05, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy working security at a car lot in Kentucky was fatally shot early Thursday while sitting in his unmarked vehicle, police said. Someone came up to the vehicle's window and shot the Jefferson County sheriff's deputy...

South Africans protest killings in Durban suburb in rioting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Supporters of South Africa’s leftist opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, on Thursday demonstrated against the killings of 36 people in Phoenix, a suburb of Durban, during the recent violent riots in KwaZulu-Natal province. More than...

Elko man arrested in Tuesday's fatal shooting of man he knew

Aug. 05, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Elko man has been arrested in the fatal shooting at his home this week of a man he reportedly knew. Joshua Melton was being held in the Elko County Jail on Thursday without bail in the death of 37-year-old Edward Gilbreath. ...

Man shot, killed during standoff with police at Ohio home

Aug. 05, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

MIFFLIN, Ohio (AP) — A man involved in a standoff with police at his northern Ohio home was shot and killed by officers during a confrontation inside the residence. A police SWAT team had gone to the Mifflin home around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to arrest Sean Rowe, 38. He...

Deputy shot, suspect dead after eastern Idaho hit-and-run

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and a suspect died after a reported hit-and-run accident led to a slow-speed chase in eastern Idaho on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials didn't disclose what led to the suspect's death. The deputy was shot in the...

Supreme Court orders resentencing in manslaughter case

Aug. 05, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a Yankton man be resentenced for manslaughter. Jameson Mitchell pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Lucas Smith outside a Yankton bar in April of 2019. The two had fought inside the bar and then were ejected...