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Authorities: Cleveland officer fatally shoots murder suspect

Apr. 15, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer Thursday morning when he pulled a gun from his waistband as officers tried to arrest him on a murder warrant, Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Officers initially responded to a resident's call...

Kent to pay $4.4M to family of Black man police killed

Apr. 15, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

KENT, Wash. (AP) — The city of Kent has agreed to pay $4.4 million to the family of Giovonn Joseph-McDade to settle a lawsuit saying police unnecessarily shot to death the 20-year-old after a brief pursuit and attempted traffic stop. The family’s attorney, Craig Sims,...

Officer whose pat-down missed gun cautioned against rushing

Apr. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer who missed a gun during a pat-down of Miles Jackson — later leading to Jackson being fatally shot by officers after a struggle over the weapon — had been previously encouraged to not rush his job responsibilities, records show. ...

Georgia town names new police chief after racist video

Apr. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ga. (AP) — A new police chief is on the job in a Georgia town where the former chief resigned earlier this year after video showed the chief and an officer making racist comments before a Black Lives Matter march. Eric Weiss was sworn in Monday as chief in...

Mayor calls for calm before police shooting video's release

Apr. 15, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged the public Thursday to remain peaceful and reserve judgment until an independent board can complete its investigation into the police shooting of a 13-year-old boy last month. During a news conference before the promised...

Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Daunte Wright

Apr. 15, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Black community leaders and family members of Daunte Wright were calling for more serious charges against a white police officer in Wright's death, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white woman in nearby...

Capitol Police watchdog says force needs a "culture change"

Apr. 15, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog for the U.S. Capitol Police told a House committee Thursday that there is a need for a culture change within the force after broad failures in its response to the Jan. 6 insurrection, including missed intelligence predicting a “war” and weapons that...

Daunte Wright, slain by police, known as jokester, young dad

Apr. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A few years ago, Daunte Wright was talking to a high school mentor about what to do if he was pulled over by police. “Make sure your hands are on top of the steering wheel, don’t reach for anything,” Jonathan Mason told him, given the long...

Suspect in Iowa trooper's fatal shooting had run for sheriff

Apr. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The candidate for sheriff in rural Iowa had an unusual background: a record of alcohol-related crimes that landed him in the same county jail he would run if elected. But Michael Lang, a construction worker with no policing experience, told a...

DAs tossing more drug cases tied to indicted NYPD detective

Apr. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors will seek to overturn scores of additional drug convictions that relied on the work of an indicted former NYPD detective who has been accused of framing innocent people in some cases. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance...