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Ex-judge to head office probing Washington police shootings

May. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former judge and prosecutor is being appointed to oversee Washington state’s new independent office to review cases where police use deadly force — the first such agency in the U.S. Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that Roger Rogoff, who spent nearly two decades...

Prosecutor: Officer who shot armed motorist was justified

May. 18, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana police officer who fatally shot a stranded motorist who opened fire on him was justified in doing so, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The Palmyra reserve police officer nearly was struck by a shotgun blast fired by Justin Moore, 31, of...

Jury trial for 3 ex-Honolulu officials in chief payout case

May. 18, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Three indicted former Honolulu officials will be tried by a jury on allegations they conspired to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire during a corruption investigation. Attorneys for the three requested a trial before a judge, but...

Right to film cops weighed by US court overseeing 6 states

May. 18, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday asked the appeals court overseeing four western and two midwestern states to recognize that the First Amendment guarantee of free speech gives people the right to film police as they do their work in public — a decision that would allow...

Mississippi investigators and Capitol Police get new leaders

May. 18, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has a new director, and the state Capitol Police have a new chief and assistant chief. Gov. Tate Reeves and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell on Wednesday announced the hiring of the new employees in...

County that's home to Portland elects first female sheriff

May. 18, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Multnomah County, home to Portland, Oregon, have elected a female sheriff for the first time in history. Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote and will...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

Prosecutor talking to experts in killing of Patrick Lyoya

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will only decide whether to charge a white Michigan police officer in last month's fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya, a Black man, after he finishes discussing it with experts. Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker...

Mississippi city names new police chief

May. 18, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A suburb of Mississippi's state capital has named a new police chief. Ridgeland's Board of Alderman on Tuesday chose Brian Myers to lead the city's police department, WLBT-TV reported. Myers previously served as a lieutenant and commander of...

Cops who shot knife-wielding man not criminally responsible

May. 18, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Police had “no reasonable alternative" when they shot and killed a Massachusetts man experiencing a mental health crisis who ran toward officers with a knife held in his raised hand last year, a judicial inquest into the shooting has found. Judge Jeanmarie...