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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The attack that left 19 children and two teachers dead...

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the...

Uvalde school police chief faulted in shooting response

May. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight. Preparing...

San Francisco police say officers shot, killed 2 men

May. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police shot and killed two men in a confrontation last week after being called to help a man who was being attacked, police said Friday. Police Chief Bill Scott provided information about the shooting at a virtual town hall Friday after facing...

Man accused of shooting at Detroit police officers arraigned

May. 27, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after shots were fired at two Detroit police officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle he allegedly was riding in. Deontay Hestle Jr. also faces weapons and fleeing and eluding charges, the...

Retired state trooper avoids prison in overtime scandal

May. 27, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The last of eight Massachusetts State Police troopers to face federal charges in the department's overtime abuse scandal has been sentenced to two years of probation, the first six months of which must be spent in home confinement, federal prosecutors said. Daren...

Ex-officer who shot woman, wounded cop, gets probation

May. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

A former Connecticut police officer who opened fire at an unarmed couple's car in 2019, wounding a woman and another officer in New Haven, was sentenced Friday to probation and community service. The sentence imposed on former Hamden Officer Devin Eaton did not sit well with...

Sergeant convicted in Paterson police corruption case

May. 27, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Paterson police sergeant accused of leading a group of city officers who illegally stopped and searched numerous people and vehicles and stole thousands of dollars from them has been convicted of falsifying a police report. Michael Cheff was also found...

Former captain sues Deschutes County sheriff

May. 27, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A nearly 30-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend, Oregon, has filed a $2.5 million federal lawsuit against the county, the sheriff, and two private investigators for alleged civil rights violations and retaliation. In his lawsuit, Capt....

Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...