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Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld took the stand at his homicide trial and insisted he was in fear for...

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home

Mar. 21, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department. Karle Robinson,...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...

The Latest: Defense expert supports cop who shot black teen

Mar. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A defense expert says a white former police officer followed proper procedure when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager during a...

Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally

Mar. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Juan Manuel Flores Del...

The Latest: Man who killed deputy was in US illegally

Mar. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in Washington state (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The federal government says the man who killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded a police officer in a central Washington state shootout was in the United States illegally. The U.S. Immigration and...

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

Mar. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 10:30 a.m. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Atlanta's Mayor pushes for review in 'Child Murders' cases

Mar. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields announced Thursday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and...

Witness says officer questioned teen's actions in shooting

Mar. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A witness in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer said Wednesday he saw the officer standing on the sidewalk, panicking, saying, "I don't know why I shot him. I don't know why I fired." The trial of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld ended...

Road rage suspect kills Washington state deputy in gun fight

Mar. 20, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday. The driver was also shot and later died at a hospital. The events unfolded Tuesday evening...