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Sacramento police officer shot during domestic call has died

Jun. 20, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento police officer who was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her has died, police said. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Center hours after a gunman opened fire on her, Deputy Chief Dave...

The Latest: Sacramento officer shot on a domestic call dies

Jun. 20, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 1:00 a.m. The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died. Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said during a news conference early...

Sacramento Police Department confirms that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died

Jun. 20, 2019 4:09 AM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Police Department confirms that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died.

Man says fire Phoenix officers who aimed guns at his family

Jun. 20, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family "could have...

Police shooting poses Buttigieg's biggest 2020 challenge yet

Jun. 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood before newly sworn police officers to welcome them to the city's ranks, just as he has more than a dozen times since taking office. But this time he was a Democratic candidate for president, speaking just days after a white officer fatally shot a black man...

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe

Jun. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers' social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments about expecting officers to be fired over social media posts are "premature and irresponsible" without a...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

Jun. 19, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said he...

Dallas police: Fatal shooting by officer goes to grand jury

Jun. 19, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are referring a shooting in which a suburban officer killed a vehicle theft suspect to a grand jury after reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses. A statement from Dallas police on Wednesday said the special investigations unit concluded its investigation of the shooting...

Chicago panel clears 2 white officers in black man's death

Jun. 19, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A review board has cleared two white Chicago police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man that led to demonstrations. Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability said in a statement Tuesday that officers Joseph Treacy and Sgt. Thomas Derouin acted "within policy" in the 2016...

The Latest: Phoenix man in video calls for police firings

Jun. 19, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local): 4:57 p.m. The young black man who was targeted in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns at him and his pregnant fiancee has told the City Council he wants the officers to...