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Assembly to vote on Republican-authored police incentives

Jan. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly was set to vote Tuesday on a package of Republican-authored bills designed to bolster police recruiting. The measures come as officer applications have dwindled in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the national debate over police...

Lawsuit: 1st Wyoming Black sheriff fires deputy for racism

Jan. 24, 2022 20:27 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s first Black sheriff last year fired a white deputy who is accused of tormenting a Black subordinate for years with racist name-calling that led him to quit, a new federal lawsuit reveals. Albany County Patrol Sgt. Christian Handley once drove past...

Deputy shoots man who fired gun from LA area rooftop

Jan. 24, 2022 19:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot a man who fired at deputies and a law enforcement helicopter from the roof of a house in a Los Angeles suburb early Monday, authorities said. Deputies responded around 4 a.m. after residents reported a man who had...

New NYC mayor, an ex-cop, unveils plan to stem gun violence

Jan. 24, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After witnessing an unnerving rash of violence during his first three weeks in office, New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the city would step up efforts to seize illegal guns and institute a multi-pronged plan to tackle crime. Adams, a former New York City police...

Man allegedly released over COVID-19 diagnosis back in jail

Jan. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police officials are conducting an internal investigation to determine why a man suspected of domestic assault was released from a St. Louis jail without being charged, authorities said Monday. A St. Louis police union official alleged that 36-year-old Mac Payne...

Family of Black woman found dead questions police response

Jan. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EST

The family of a Black woman who was found dead last month in her Bridgeport apartment has accused city police of showing a lack of responsiveness and racial insensitivity in their handling of the investigation. Lauren Smith-Fields, 23, was found dead after a man she had met recently...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 19, 2022. Editorial: Meta’s move to Texas isn’t going to solve Facebook’s problems First, welcome to Texas, Facebook. Beg your pardon, Meta. Even if we are still adjusting to the rebranding, we are glad that one of the...

Authorities: Knife-wielding man killed in Georgia standoff

Jan. 24, 2022 14:10 PM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man as he approached a woman during a domestic disturbance in a greater Atlanta suburb, authorities said Monday. The dead man was identified as 37-year-old Sean Michael Kinney of Cumming. The...

Sheriff's deputy fatally hit while blocking Houston ramp

Jan. 24, 2022 12:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was fatally struck by a vehicle early Monday as he stood by his motorcycle while blocking a Houston highway exit ramp during an off-duty job escorting heavy machinery, authorities said. Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez of the Harris County sheriff's office...

Police: 3 killed in head-on crash in southern Maryland

Jan. 24, 2022 11:50 AM EST

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating a head-on crash that left three people dead Sunday night in Charles County. Troopers responded to a report of a crash on Hawthorne Road at Ripley way around 8 p.m. and found two vehicles involved, police said in a news...