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California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men that have roiled the nation. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends...

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer

Aug. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer whose chokehold contributed to the death of an unarmed black man means that "justice was served." De Blasio said Monday he...

Latest: Calif. governor signs law to limit police shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California measure aimed at deterring shootings by police (all times local): 11:45 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police. Newsom says the law he approved Monday will reduce the number of lives lost and begin...

California governor signs law changing standard for police use of deadly force to only when "necessary"

Aug. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law changing standard for police use of deadly force to only when "necessary"

Southern Indiana sheriff's deputy fatally shoots armed man

Aug. 19, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana police say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who had refused to disarm after he reportedly fired gunshots. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Mike Parsley of Springville was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday night's shooting. Police...

Police identify man fatally shot by Wisconsin officer

Aug. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police have identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer after he allegedly attacked the officer. Police say 38-year-old Jared Nelson of Racine died Sunday. Police say the officer was responding to a report of a burglary in progress in Caledonia when Nelson...

Ugandan police say 20 killed in deadly motor accidents

Aug. 19, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in two separate motor accidents in Uganda, including an explosion involving a fuel tanker in the country's west, police said Monday, in incidents highlighting growing road safety concerns in the region. A fuel tanker exploded Sunday after losing...

Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

Aug. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man. Caledonia police said in a statement on the city's Facebook page that the officer suffered a serious head wound...

4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Aug. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices...