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Deputies shoot Louisiana man who they say aimed gun at them

Apr. 11, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A southeast Louisiana man was shot dead by sheriff's deputies after deputies say the man pointed a gun at them. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Capt. Jason Rivarde tells WWL-TV that deputies went to a Metairie apartment complex on Saturday evening after...

Fresno police: K-9 stabbed by suspect, saves officer's life

Apr. 11, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police K-9 was stabbed multiple times by a suspect but saved the life of an officer in the process, the city’s police department said. The incident on Saturday occurred as police attempted to detain Carlos Castanos, 30, after receiving a...

Sheriff's deputy in Indiana shoots man while serving warrant

Apr. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempt to serve a warrant shot and injured a 30-year-old man who appeared to be unarmed, police said. The man was in serious but stable condition, Indianapolis police spokesman Shane Foley said. ...

Mississippi deputy dies in crash while responding to call

Apr. 11, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

PRENTISS, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi sheriff's deputy died after he lost control of a police vehicle while responding to a call. Deputy Pat Barnes died Saturday, said Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Ron Strickland. Strickland said Barnes was...

3 officers injured in crash involving 2 police vehicles

Apr. 11, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A crash involving two police vehicles injured three officers in a Virginia city, according to the police department. All three officers from the Lynchburg Police Department were treated at a hospital for minor injuries after Saturday's crash,...

Ex-NJ police chief sentencing postponed for medical reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a former New Jersey police chief, who was convicted of lying to the FBI and is awaiting retrial on hate crime assault and civil rights violation charges, was postponed. Former Bordentown Township police chief Frank Nucera, 64, had...

Ex-Boston officer stayed on force despite abuse allegation

Apr. 11, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer and union chief, charged with molesting multiple children, first faced child abuse allegations in the mid-1990s, according to a published report. Patrick Rose Sr., 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the...

Dane County Board pushes to end no-knock warrants

Apr. 11, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Members of the Dane County Board in Wisconsin are pressing the sheriff to stop any use of no-knock warrants, a police tactic that criminal justice reform advocates have pushed to ban. The Dane County Board can’t ban the warrants, but board members are...

Officer charged in deadly shooting also linked to assault

Apr. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — An off-duty Pentagon police officer charged with murder in the shootings of two men outside a Maryland condominium building is facing separate assault charges stemming from an earlier incident at the same complex. Takoma Park Police Department...

5 rebels, ex-policeman killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Apr. 11, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A former police officer was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. ...