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Deputy shoots, kills man in Thurston County

Jan. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EST

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A deputy shot and killed a man who pulled a knife after being hit with a Taser on Tuesday, the Thurston County Sheriff's Office said. The deputy responded at about 5:25 a.m. Tuesday to a report that the man was at a home near Lacey in violation of a restraining order, the office said....

Law enforcement officials oppose bill decriminalizing drugs

Jan. 21, 2020 2:45 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho law enforcement officials and prosecutors on Tuesday came out in opposition to proposed legislation decriminalizing the use of illegal drugs. The groups said that the legislation put forward by Democratic Sen. Gran Burgoyne would allow a person to legally possess up to trafficking...

Judge: Give Little Rock police officer badge, gun back

Jan. 21, 2020 1:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ordered the city of Little Rock to give an officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist his badge and gun back as soon as possible, and says the city's police chief will lose his own badge and gun if officials don't comply. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette...

Tennessee sheriff on the lookout for a cattle rustler

Jan. 21, 2020 12:49 PM EST

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Tennessee are looking for a cattle rustler. Sheriff's deputies were investigating the theft of 36 head of cattle from a farm in Greene County, news outlets reported. The victim told investigators that someone pulled onto his property late last Thursday...

Police: Trooper shot, wounded man who pointed gun at police

Jan. 21, 2020 11:21 AM EST

FELTON, Pa. (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania say a trooper shot and wounded a man after they allege he pointed a weapon at officers responding to a domestic dispute. Police in York County say troopers were dispatched at about 11 p.m. Monday to an East Hopewell Township home and were told that the man...

Sedona police fatally shoot suspect armed with machete

Jan. 21, 2020 10:40 AM EST

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say Sedona police officers shot and killed a suspect who was wielding a machete. Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which is investigating the shooting, said the incident took place Monday afternoon. Police received a call about someone armed with a...

Delaware officer convicted of misconduct as Maryland chief

Jan. 21, 2020 10:09 AM EST

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor misconduct in office, reportedly after failing to properly document use of force reports involving a potential hire at his previous job running a Maryland police department. Camden Police Lt. Michael Petyo pleaded guilty to the...

NW Indiana police fatally shoot armed man during standoff

Jan. 21, 2020 9:57 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man who refused to disarm during a standoff with officers in northwestern Indiana, police said. The man was shot Sunday afternoon by a Lafayette police officer after officers responded to a 911 call about a man carrying a gun along a street near...

Police fatally shoot man who held frying pan, cleaver

Jan. 21, 2020 9:42 AM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A police officer in north Texas fatally shot a man at an apartment complex early Tuesday after the man refused to drop a frying pan and cleaver that he was holding, officials said. One officer was stabbed in the melee but officials said the injuries aren't life-threatening. The...

Troopers: 2 killed in crash after fleeing traffic stop

Jan. 21, 2020 8:47 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two people who fled from a traffic stop in St. Petersburg died in a crash on Interstate 275 early Tuesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A short time before the crash, St. Petersburg police stopped the vehicle. The car, driven by a 28-year-old man, fled from the...