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Detroit Police Athletic League celebrating 50th anniversary

May. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Colleena Bryant honed her basketball skills in first grade. But she really upped her game when she made a youth sports team at age 6, a moment of acceptance she says impacted her life. "I learned about being more responsible, and it made me a better player," said the now 11-year-old, who...

San Francisco police union calls for chief to resign

May. 25, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist. Chief William Scott acknowledged Friday that the searches were...

Authorities probe fatal shooting of man by Houston police

May. 25, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting by Houston police of a man accused of threatening officers with a pistol. Houston police had been investigating a shooting in south Houston Friday night when they were called to a nearby apartment complex over reports of a man who was walking...

Hate crime charge dropped against agent shot by trooper

May. 25, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hate crime charge has been dropped against a federal agent shot last year after police say he pointed a laser-sighted gun in the direction of a uniformed Louisiana State Police trooper. In a statement Friday, Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office spokesman Ken Daley said...

Report: Man injured in non-fatal shooting holding fake gun

May. 25, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report says a Raleigh man injured in a recent non-fatal police shooting was holding a fake gun with its orange safety tip removed. The News & Observer reports that Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown has released the initial report into a shooting incident where an...

Albuquerque police: 2 killed, 1 injured in 2-car wreck

May. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say two people were killed and a third injured in a two-car wreck Friday night in northeast Albuquerque. Officer Simon Drobik says those killed were rear-seat passengers in a car that collided with a car making a left turn from Alameda Boulevard onto Pan American Freeway....

Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign

May. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County's first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says Pinkney's last day will be...

Dallas' police chief launches summer jobs program for teens

May. 25, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The police chief in Dallas has announced a youth jobs program meant to give children something to do during high-crime summer months and better connect officers to underserved areas. Chief U. Renee Hall said the DPD to You(th) initiative will focus on students from schools with higher rates...

Some 8 percent of Baltimore crime watch cameras don't work

May. 25, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Police Department says roughly 8 percent of the city's closed-circuit cameras do not work. A recent count of Baltimore's Citiwatch system has found that nearly 60 of the 744 closed-circuit cameras were inoperable. Some cameras were attached to downed poles and others had just...

Lawmaker hopes to name overpass for fallen Illinois trooper

May. 25, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway in Springfield to name a highway overpass in honor of an Illinois trooper killed in a traffic crash. The (Freeport) Journal-Standard reports that the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution to name the U.S. 20 overpass the "Trooper Brooke...