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A monk, a student, an artist: Tortured by Myanmar military

Oct. 28, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A monk was made to hop like a frog, in a humiliation tactic. An accountant was shocked with electric probes. An artist was beaten in the head with a baton until he passed out. Since the military took over Myanmar’s government in February, it...

School safety officer charged with murder in fatal shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former school safety officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman near a Southern California high school last month, prosecutors said Wednesday. Eddie Gonzalez, 51, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday...

Officer charged with punching woman during road rage clash

Oct. 27, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was charged Wednesday with punching a woman during an alleged road-rage confrontation on the side of a San Francisco Bay Area highway in the summer while he was off-duty, authorities said. George Brown, 37, was charged...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

West Virginia police: Man accused of sex assaults on women

Oct. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia man is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, police said. Matthew R. Keaton, 29, of Pipestem was originally arrested on Oct. 20 on charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, strangulation, criminal invasion of privacy...

Police sergeant reaches plea deal in girlfriend assault case

Oct. 27, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police sergeant accused of assaulting his girlfriend in New Hampshire pleaded guilty Wednesday in a deal negotiated with prosecutors that allows him to avoid jail time if he has no contact with her and undergoes counseling. ...

Charges dismissed against Detroit officer who fired at media

Oct. 27, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed charges against a Detroit police officer who was accused of firing rubber pellets at three journalists covering a 2020 protest against police brutality. Judge Roberta Archer on Tuesday cited a 1931 Michigan law that protects police when...

Philadelphia police to get stun guns after Wallace shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the announcement Tuesday, the anniversary of the fatal...

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...

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...