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Sergeant arrested after alleging police misconduct in Joliet

Oct. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who made public allegations of misconduct in the death of a Black criminal suspect while in custody was arrested Wednesday, according to Joliet police. Sgt. Javier Esqueda was arrested and charged with two counts of official misconduct. The charges are...

Phoenix Police: Officers fatally shoot 2 brothers at home

Oct. 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police fatally shot two adult brothers after one of the men pointed a rifle at his sibling and officers during an encounter in a home’s backyard, authorities said Wednesday. The men have been identified as 44-year-old Emmett Cocreham and 43-year-old George Cocreham. Police...

People demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

Oct. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday night, killing 12 people calling for an end to police brutality. At least 56 people have died during two weeks of widespread demonstrations...

2 charged with tearing down Wisconsin Capitol statutes

Oct. 21, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged two more men Wednesday with damaging property for allegedly helping topple two statutes on the Wisconsin Capitol grounds during a June protest against police brutality and racism. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that 21-year-old Sasha Clemente and 27-year-old...

Santa Monica police chief leaving under criticism

Oct. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of Santa Monica is retiring following intense criticism of her department’s response to looting and arson of businesses while officers were occupied with a huge racial injustice protest march last May. Chief Cynthia Renaud’s retirement will be...

A woman is attended to as the Houston Police Department investigates a fatal shooting at DD Sky Club in Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

Oct. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. Police were called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in response to reports that there were multiple people dead inside, Police Commander...

Utah senator: Public can stay home to avoid police dog bites

Oct. 21, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah senator made clear he has little patience for complaints about police dogs during a meeting of the state Legislature's law enforcement and criminal justice committee. The committee voted Tuesday to explore a bill to codify best practices for police dog teams, The Salt Lake...

New York officer to keep job after transphobic rap

Oct. 21, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — The New York police officer who was placed on paid administrative leave after a transphobic rap video circulated the internet will keep his job. A settlement reached by the town of New Paltz, the Police Benevolent Association and the officer, Robert Sisco, will allow him to keep his...

Where's my truck? Sheriff loses vehicle during radio visit

Oct. 21, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff in Michigan's Upper Peninsula couldn't find his marked pickup truck and figured his deputies were playing a joke. It was no joke: The Chevy Silverado was really missing Wednesday. Minutes later, a Marquette County dispatcher reported that the vehicle was in a ditch. A...

Police chief: Los Angeles to exceed 300 homicides this year

Oct. 21, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will likely have more than 300 homicides this year, Police Chief Michel Moore told the city Police Commission. The nation’s second-largest city hasn’t exceeded that mark since 312 were killed in 2009. Moore told the Police Department’s board of civilian...