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Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said that Officer Charles Starks won't face charges in the...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...

Northern Ireland journalist is killed; police hunt suspects

Apr. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot and killed, probably by...

Sheriff's officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

Apr. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: "There's a donkey in the middle of I-90." The officer then...

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

Apr. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning. Documents obtained through open records requests show the resignations will take effect May 3 in the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Both deputies say their departures are...

Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of supervised...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

Apr. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would...

Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

Apr. 18, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail....

The Latest: Officer's partner explains why he didn't shoot

Apr. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The partner of a former Minneapolis cop charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman is explaining why he didn't shoot when the...

Prosecutor wants suspect in fatal SC police ambush evaluated

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said Thursday he's filing an order of...