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Utah man killed in police shootout a day after saving a life

Aug. 14, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was credited with helping to save a woman's life following a car crash was shot and killed the following day in Utah by police in what authorities suspect was a case of suicide by cop. Aaron Michael Griffin, 21, died in a shootout with police last Saturday. It was unclear...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest

Aug. 14, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd’s arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made available Thursday comes from fired Officer Tou Thao, one...

Dog shot inside portable toilet in St. Paul city park

Aug. 14, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a dog was shot inside a portable toilet in a St. Paul city park early Friday. Police say a man who called 911 about 3:20 a.m. reported hearing gunshots at the Maryland Avenue and Dale Street park. The caller heard a dog yelp and saw a male exit the toilet, the St....

KBI received 205 reports of priest abuse; opened 120 cases

Aug. 14, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has received 205 reports of clergy sexual abuse and opened 120 cases since it began investigating the state's Catholic dioceses nearly two years ago, the agency said Friday. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the KBI in November 2018 to...

Police: Man, 16-year-old boy killed in Glendale shooting

Aug. 14, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A double-homicide in Glendale left a man and a 16-year-old boy dead, and investigators suspect the incident was related to drugs, a Police Department spokeswoman said. Police officers responding to reports of gunfire Thursday night found the victims who treated at the sceen before...

Man charged with killing 2 Wisconsin men disputes 2 charges

Aug. 14, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin are seeking to have two charges of abandoning a corpse dismissed in the case. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, is facing the death penalty in the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel,...

Federal gun violence initiative unveiled in Indianapolis

Aug. 14, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal agents and resources have been sent to Indianapolis to support city police in their efforts to curb increasing gun violence, a senior prosecutor said Friday. Fifty-seven federal agents and investigators will work with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in a 45-day...

Georgia court ponders charges for deputies in stun gun death

Aug. 14, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Supreme Court is deciding whether three sheriff's deputies should be immune from prosecution in the 2017 death of a Black man who authorities repeatedly shot with a stun gun. A judge last year ruled that Sgt. Henry Lee Copeland and deputies Michael Howell and Rhett Scott were...

Police: 3 arrested in attack on worker enforcing virus rules

Aug. 14, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities have arrested three women accused of assaulting a teenage restaurant hostess because they were upset they couldn’t all be seated together due to coronavirus distancing rules. Tammy Dabney, 48, was charged with aggravated second-degree battery, and...

Man arrested in Maine for woman's death in Boston hotel

Aug. 14, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested in Maine in connection with the death of a woman in a Boston hotel in March. Boston police said Thursday that Aaron Parsons was arrested by the department's Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals Maine Violent Offender Task Force on Wednesday in South Paris....