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San Francisco police can't use deadly robots for now

Dec. 06, 2022 18:46 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to put the brakes on a controversial policy that would let police use robots for deadly force. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots in such fashion for now. But they sent the...

San Francisco supervisors put brakes on plan to allow police to use robots for deadly force, will keep discussing issue

Dec. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors put brakes on plan to allow police to use robots for deadly force, will keep discussing issue.

Retiring New Orleans chief saw ranks thin, crime rise

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson announced his retirement Tuesday after four years punctuated by a disastrous building collapse near the French Quarter, two hurricanes, a pandemic, dwindling police manpower and a violent crime surge that put residents and politicians on...

Investigators looking into hot car death of Iowa police dog

Dec. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Iowa are investigating the death of a police dog that was left in his handler’s truck for nearly 24 hours on a day when the temperature soared to nearly 90 degrees. Bear, a police dog with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in central Iowa, was...

Armed man shot after entering California police station lot

Dec. 06, 2022 16:00 PM EST

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police officer shot and wounded a man who entered a secure parking lot of a police station armed with a rifle, authorities said. The shooting happened Monday after the officer drove his cruiser through the security gate at the Rialto...

Police fatally shoot man who allegedly had gun in St. Paul

Dec. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a man who authorities say displayed a handgun as officers were trying to arrest him, the St. Paul Police Department said Tuesday. Police said that officers were responding to a domestic assault Monday evening and...

US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

Dec. 05, 2022 19:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if...

Tampa police chief resigns after dodging traffic ticket

Dec. 05, 2022 13:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The police chief in Tampa, Florida, resigned Monday after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop involving a golf cart driven by her husband. Mary O'Connor submitted her resignation after an internal affairs review found she violated police...

Southern California police shoot man wielding wooden object

Dec. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino police shot and killed a man who set a palm tree on fire and then charged at officers with a large piece of wood, officials said. The shooting occurred last Wednesday outside a vacant residence just west of downtown, the San Bernardino...

Tampa police chief on leave after golf cart traffic stop

Dec. 04, 2022 12:36 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The police chief of Tampa has been placed on leave after a video emerged of her flashing her badge from the passenger seat of a golf cart to get out of a traffic ticket. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor placed Chief Mary O'Connor on administrative leave Friday pending an...