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Police chief admits anonymously trolling critic on Twitter

Dec. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The police chief in Vermont's largest city used an anonymous Twitter account to troll a government critic, he admitted this week. Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said that he took six weeks of medical leave to seek mental health treatment after telling his story to the...

Bentonville police ID officer who shot, killed teen suspect

Dec. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bentonville police released the name of an officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old robbery suspect. Officer Joseph Brown shot Dominick Matt on Dec. 6 and has been placed on administrative leave until the state police have completed an investigation, KHBS-TV reported. According to...

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency's tactics. The family is suing state police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and others. The suit accuses police of...

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

Dec. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students from found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The response was a cautionary measure that is standard during a police investigation, Madison School District...

US Supreme Court declines to review Cranston pension case

Dec. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of a Rhode Island city's decision to suspend pension adjustments to retired firefighters and police officers. The high court denied the petition filed by the Cranston Police Retirees Action Committee this week, the Providence...

Former county sheriff in Montana sentenced to 2 days in jail

Dec. 13, 2019 1:43 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former county sheriff in Montana to two days in jail, a $1,000 fine and ordered him to surrender his law enforcement certification for his efforts to protect a confidential informant during a drug investigation. Roger Thompson was sentenced Thursday after he...

Man suspected of abducting woman is fatally shot by police

Dec. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two police officers was shot and killed Thursday by police in western Oklahoma, authorities said. Cade Humphrey, 30, died at a hospital after he was shot at about 9 p.m. Thursday near...

Vegas police: 2 killed in fiery crash involving 2 vehicles

Dec. 13, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two people were killed in a fiery crash Friday when their car traveling at high speed struck the rear of a pickup on a Las Vegas street, police said. The car's driver lost control and it struck a power pole and caught fire, police said. The pickup's driver wasn't injured, police said....

2 teens charged in crash that kills Mississippi constable

Dec. 13, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A prosecutor says two teenagers have been charged with murder in a wreck that killed a Mississippi law enforcement officer. Panola County Constable Raye Hawkins died Thursday when a pickup truck smashed into the vehicle he was driving in Batesville. Hawkins was responding to help...

Former Colorado sheriff's deputy sentenced for fatal crash

Dec. 13, 2019 12:53 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in El Paso County, Colorado has been sentenced to 60 days in jail or on work release for a July 2018 chain-reaction crash that killed an elderly couple and severely injured another man. Quinlan Linebaugh, 30, was also ordered to serve four years on...