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Probe of Detroit police drug unit finds potential wrongdoing

Dec. 12, 2019 2:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Investigators looking into potential wrongdoing by members of the Detroit Police Department’s narcotics unit have found that some officers stole from drug dealers, planted drugs on suspects and lied to prosecutors to get search warrants, the city’s police chief said. As the...

Man who committed crime to return to prison gets his wish

Dec. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A 59-year-old Michigan man who told his lawyer that he wanted to rob an Upper Peninsula business so he could return to prison could be locked up for the rest of his life. Mark Wilson, of Portage, was sentenced Monday to at least 25 years in prison, a sentence that was enhanced...

Sheriff: Amazon driver stole gifts he should have delivered

Dec. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An Amazon driver in Florida is accused of stealing about $900 in merchandise and gift cards from packages he was supposed to deliver, sheriff's investigators said. Ozcan Rodriguez Okur Jr., 22, was arrested Thursday in Tampa and charged with grand theft. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's...

Justices appear split in Arizona death sentence case

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in home burglaries. The outcome of inmate James Erin McKinney's appeal could affect as many as 15 of...

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Family honors Florida UPS driver slain in police shootout

Dec. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Family and friends honored on Monday a UPS driver who was killed in a shootout between Florida police and the robbery suspects who had hijacked his delivery truck. Loved ones filed by Frank Ordonez's open casket at a Miami funeral home to pay respects to the 27-year-old driver. Some UPS...

Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

Dec. 9, 2019 2:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the horrific physical abuse that he suffered as a child wasn’t fully considered when he was first sentenced. The appeal of James Erin McKinney could...

Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theft

Dec. 9, 2019 10:20 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore. Ambassador Óscar Valero Recio Becerra “has been ordered to return home,” said Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo...

Kentucky man arrested in 1990 rape after DNA tests performed

Dec. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — DNA from previously untested items in a rape kit led police in Kentucky to arrest a man in a 1990 case. News outlets report Roscoe C. Smith, 71, of Louisville, was arrested Saturday on charges of rape, sodomy and burglary. Smith is accused of forcing his way into a woman's home in...

Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

Dec. 7, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed lawns has reappeared after a similar one was stolen. KRQE-TV reports that a lawnmower memorial dedicated to Carlos Ramirez was installed this week in Roswell, New Mexico. Ramirez died last month in Lubbock, Texas....