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Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Sep. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court...

Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death.

Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

Sep. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New York man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant, police said. The violence at Pat’s King of Steaks may involve spectators who earlier...

Dozens found in a sweltering trailer at Texas border

Sep. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Almost 50 people who had entered the U.S. illegally were found inside the sweltering trailer of a truck stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas, officials said. Border Patrol agents found the people early Wednesday morning at its Freer...

Lawsuit: Blind man, guide dog forced from N. Carolina mall

Sep. 16, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police officers violated civil rights law when they forced a blind man and his service dog to leave a mall and threatened to arrest him for trespassing if he didn't, according to a lawsuit filed by a North Carolina advocacy group. “Civil rights...

Sheriff, deputy guilty of forgery, acquitted on other counts

Sep. 16, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A former Texas County sheriff and deputy sheriff who were in a romantic relationship were found guilty Thursday of forgery after a judge acquitted them on several other charges. Judge John Beger found former Sheriff James Sigman guilty of one...

Missouri officer dies after being shot responding to call

Sep. 16, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

A Missouri officer who graduated from the police academy two months ago was shot and killed by a man being sought on burglary and theft charges, authorities said. The suspect also died in a shootout with officers. Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, was...

Former Sedgwick County sergeant sentenced for stalking

Sep. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s sergeant has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading no contest to stalking an ex-girlfriend. Justin Maxfield was sentenced Wednesday after pleading to the misdemeanor charge. He would be sentenced to a...

Activists demand tougher federal review of Columbus police

Sep. 16, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will provide technical assistance to Columbus police — at the city's invitation — has done little to curb community activists’ allegations that officials aren't doing enough to change the department following a...

Kansas City police board member's credentials questioned

Sep. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former leader of a Kansas City-area charitable organization said the newest member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners served on its board for one year, contrary to a report that raised questions about the biographical information she provided before...