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Lawsuit: Riverside County misspent COVID-19 relief funds

Jul. 31, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges the Riverside County Sheriff's Department misspent more than $4.6 million in federal coronavirus relief funding on flooring, office furniture, door keypads, cameras and bulletproof windows — upgrades that authorities contend were legitimate to...

Police: Man killed in drive-by shooting on NC highway

Jul. 31, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in a drive-by shooting on a North Carolina highway, police said. Garner police Capt. Lorie Smith said Kyree Deron Dickerson was a passenger in the front seat of a Mercedes on U.S. Route 70 near...

Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

Jul. 31, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages — a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd...

Ex-BPD auto repair worker will plead guilty to fraud scheme

Jul. 31, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston Police Department auto repair technician has agreed to plead guilty to a scheme to embezzle more than $260,000 from the department in auto parts and supplies, federal prosecutors said. Bahram Gharony bought parts and supplies, claiming...

New Louisiana abortion, policing, marijuana laws take effect

Jul. 31, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, as more than 250 new laws take effect...

Jurors begin weighing fate of longtime Alabama sheriff

Jul. 30, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Jurors on Friday began deliberating charges against a longtime Alabama sheriff who took the stand to deny accusations that he took money from public and campaign accounts and gambled in casinos at taxpayer expense. Prosecutors and defense lawyers...

US sues Texas to block state troopers from stopping migrants

Jul. 30, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration sued Texas on Friday to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state's border with...

Drug investigators sue county, say reputations tarnished

Jul. 30, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nine former members of an embattled Pierce County sheriff’s drug unit have filed a lawsuit claiming department administrators targeted them to influence the November election and tarnished their reputations. The lawsuit was filed last week in...

Savannah's ex-police chief released from federal prison

Jul. 30, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former police chief of a coastal Georgia city was released Friday from federal prison. Willie Lovett, 72, was released from Residential Reentry Management-Atlanta, a high-security reentry and treatment facility where he was serving a 7 1/2 year sentence...

Embattled St. Louis County police chief Mary Barton retires

Jul. 30, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, who has been criticized for her handling of racial discrimination complaints, announced Friday that she will retire. Barton, who was appointed chief in April 2020, said she would step down after a leave of...