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Judge won't stop vaccine mandate for NYC cops, other workers

Oct. 27, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate set to begin Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon said the mandate can take effect...

Former North Carolina sheriff indicted on additional charges

Oct. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina sheriff who was previously accused of threatening to kill a deputy has been indicted on charges of falsifying law enforcement training records, court records showed Wednesday. A grand jury said former Granville County Sheriff...

Minneapolis chief urges voters to reject replacing PD

Oct. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Wednesday urged voters to reject a ballot question that would replace the city's police department, saying it would do nothing to address the issues laid bare with the death last year of George Floyd. ...

Family of man killed by police in Honolulu files lawsuit

Oct. 27, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man killed by police in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that the complaint was filed on behalf of the mother of Michael Kahalehoe, who was shot and killed by police in...

$4.9M payout to family of man shot 9 times by California cop

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who was shot nine times by a police officer in a wealthy San Francisco Bay area suburb has received a $4.9 million settlement from the town and county where the officer worked, nearly three years after the 2018 fatal shooting, the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

Funeral held for Iowa trooper killed in NE Iowa crash

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — Flags across Iowa were lowered to half-staff and hundreds of people and law enforcement officers filled the Waukon High School gymnasium on Wednesday for the funeral of an Iowa State Patrol trooper who died from injuries he received in a car crash in the line of duty. ...

Police: Officer kills dog that attacked 3 people in NY home

Oct. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

SETAUKET, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a bulldog on Long Island early Wedensday after three people said it had attacked them in their home, police said. Suffolk County police told Newsday that a Setauket resident called 911 at...

Charges dismissed against Detroit officer who fired at media

Oct. 27, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed charges against a Detroit police officer who was accused of firing rubber pellets at three journalists covering a 2020 protest against police brutality. Judge Roberta Archer on Tuesday cited a 1931 Michigan law that protects police when...

Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the announcement Tuesday, the anniversary of the fatal...