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In this undated photo provided by the Denver Police Department is Johnny Leon Alvarez who is currently being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual assault. Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. He has been suspended without pay from the police department, according to a statement by Denver police officials. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Denver police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

Jan. 18, 2020 3:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he first met while responding to a call for service last month, authorities said Saturday. Johnny Leon Alvarez, 29, was arrested early Friday. He was being held in the Denver Detention Center for investigation of sexual...

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018. The trial for Andrew Delke, 25, is set to begin March 16, according to an order filed by Judge Monte Watkins on Thursday. Delke has pleaded...

Top Minnesota teacher takes knee at LSU-Clemson game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year staged a protest at the College Football Playoff championship attended by President Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem. Kelly Holstine was among top teachers from around the country attending Monday night's game at the Superdome in New Orleans in which...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prevent her from reforming racist practices. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said the...

Ex-cop misses court conference in decades-old case

Jan. 14, 2020 3:51 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former New York police detective accused of sexually assaulting a girl at his vacation home in Vermont didn't show up Monday to a scheduled court phone conference, prompting prosecutors to argue for an arrest warrant in the long-delayed case. Leonard Forte was charged with felony...

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in St. Louis. Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

St. Louis prosecutor: Racist interests try to force her out

Jan. 13, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Gardner, the city's elected prosecutor, also...

Decades-old case against ex-cop heading to court

Jan. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A long-delayed case of a former New York police detective accused of sexually assaulting a girl at his vacation home in Vermont is heading to court Monday. A team from Attorney General T.J. Donovan's office and a public defender will discuss the status of the case Monday with a...

Police investigate officer accused of killing service dog

Jan. 10, 2020 8:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the shooting of a military veteran's service dog by an officer. New Orleans Police Department originally reported that the dog bit the officer before he shot it near the Fair Grounds last Thursday, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference at the Office of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Lam said the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including “violence, economic tribulation and a health scare

Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

Jan. 7, 2020 1:44 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including violence, economic tribulation and a health scare as anti-government protests enter their eighth month. But the government is determined to overcome these challenges, Lam...

Ex-officer accused of shoving prisoner faces federal charge

Jan. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fired suburban St. Louis police officer who is accused of shoving and choking a prisoner inside a booking area while a surveillance camera was rolling has been charged with a federal civil rights offense. Robert Ryan Watson, who was a Pevely police corporal, already was facing a...