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Police: teen murder suspects fired at investigating officer

Jan. 23, 2021 1:31 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland teenagers charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old returned to the crime scene as police were investigating and shot at an officer, authorities said. Prince George’s County police said officers responded to a shooting about 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Langley...

Trial delayed for Alabama officer charged in fatal shooting

Jan. 23, 2021 11:48 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama police officer charged with murder in an on-duty shooting is being delayed because of the pandemic. A judge has postponed the case of Huntsville police officer William Darby, WHNT-TV reported Friday. He was set to go on trial Feb. 22 in the killing of...

Florida police officer fired over Capitol riot posts

Jan. 23, 2021 11:41 AM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer in Florida has been fired for making social media posts supporting the Capitol riot and posting other comments considered insensitive. The Kissimmee Police Department fired Andrew Johnson last week. Johnson’s Facebook posts, on topics like the Black Lives...

Anthony Martinez, left, embraces his niece, Kelly Brasier, at the Logan County Northeast Colorado Health Department building while trying to secure Anthony's birth certificate Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Sterling, Colo. Anthony Martinez, 84, suffering from dementia, was released from the Sterling Correctional Facility Friday after serving over 30-years in prison burglary and habitual offenses, Governor Polis commuted his sentence. Kelly is taking her uncle to Pennsylvania to take care of him. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Lawmakers try to fix Colorado's special needs parole system

Jan. 23, 2021 10:10 AM EST

STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Kelly Brasier gripped the handles of the empty wheelchair in the Colorado prison parking lot as two corrections employees unloaded a frail man in a blue prison uniform with wispy white hair, then wheeled him toward her. Brasier quickly hugged her uncle in the wheelchair, Anthony...

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Kevin Selverian, a use of force specialist, poses as an armed suspect during a use of force presentation at the Troop M Barracks in Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Michele Haddon/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)

Police shootings furor brings look at use-of-force policies

Jan. 23, 2021 9:21 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The man rocked side-to-side as he muttered incoherently with a knife in his hand. Every few minutes he looked up and grunted at the police officer in the doorway talking with him. After the sixth time the officer told him to put down his knife, the man suddenly raised it and stepped...

Democratic lawmaker slams Pennsylvania over vaccine rollout

Jan. 22, 2021 7:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker criticized Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout as muddled on Friday — saying other states are doing a much better job at distribution and communication — while unions representing police and prison guards expressed outrage at having been...

No charges against Indianapolis police in Black man's death

Jan. 22, 2021 7:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against four Indianapolis police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man hours after a fifth officer shot and killed another Black man, prosecutors said Friday. McHale Rose, 19, was fatally shot May 7 after he called 911 to falsely report a...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the shooting of 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, who was killed by deputies following a scuffle, during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. The California Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation to determine whether the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

State investigates Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Jan. 22, 2021 7:09 PM EST

LOS ANGLES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is under investigation for potential civil rights violations as state officials determine whether deputies have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday. The...

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Detective Young Clifton Hobson. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, David Walsh, a Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of Hobson, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)

Man who murdered Chicago cop gets life for bank robbery

Jan. 22, 2021 4:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Judge Gary Feinerman on Wednesday handed the sentence to David Walsh, 74, who...

California Justice Department opens civil rights investigation into Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department practices

Jan. 22, 2021 1:58 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Justice Department opens civil rights investigation into Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department practices.