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Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with Afghanistan

Oct. 27, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility for the attack in Lakki Marwat, a town in the Khyber...

Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority

Oct. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access. ...

Family: Deputy's conviction for killing is 'partial justice'

Oct. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who died in a California police shooting received only partial justice after jurors convicted a sheriff's deputy of assault with a gun but deadlocked on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, their attorney said. Andrew...

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

Oct. 26, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An attorney for the...

Report faults WA sheriff over confrontation with Black man

Oct. 26, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An investigation headed by a former U.S. attorney has found a sheriff in Washington state violated policies against bias-free policing and other standards during a controversial January encounter with a Black newspaper carrier. The 48-page report by...

2 Georgia law officers indicted in man's 2016 shooting death

Oct. 26, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief...

Coroner IDs suspect in Boise mall shooting that killed 2

Oct. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The suspect in a Boise mall shooting that killed two people and injured four others has died, the Boise Police Department said Tuesday. The Ada County Coroner identified the suspected shooter as Jacob Bergquist, a 27-year-old Boise man. Coroner Dotti...

Defense attorney convicted for swindling client of $15,000

Oct. 26, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities criminal defense attorney has been convicted of bilking one her clients out of $15,000, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday. A jury on Monday found Kristi McNeilly, 46, of Woodbury, guilty of theft by swindle. Minnesota...

Lawsuit: Suburban St. Louis police officers beat Black man

Oct. 26, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

A suburban St. Louis man alleges in a lawsuit that police officers punched, kicked and stomped on him before illegally searching the apartment he shared with his girlfriend after claiming he had committed a minor traffic violation. The lawsuit was filed in federal court...

Woman gets 27 years in crash that killed Michigan trooper

Oct. 26, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A woman sentenced to 27 years in prison Tuesday after being in a drunken driving crash that killed a Michigan state trooper. Thomasina Jones pleaded guilty last week in Ionia County Circuit Court to second-degree murder, operating a vehicle with a...