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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

Authorities: Man pulls out gun at police department

Aug. 19, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a man walked into a police department to report a stolen gun, then pulled out a gun and didn't surrender before officers used a stun gun on him. Police said 30-year-old Khalid Dibi talked to the Manchester Police Department clerk at about 10:15 a.m....

The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer

Aug. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer whose chokehold contributed to the death of an unarmed black man means that "justice was served." De Blasio said Monday he...

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men that have roiled the nation. "We are doing something today that stretches the boundary of possibility and sends...

Latest: Calif. governor signs law to limit police shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California measure aimed at deterring shootings by police (all times local): 11:45 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police. Newsom says the law he approved Monday will reduce the number of lives lost and begin...

California governor signs law changing standard for police use of deadly force to only when "necessary"

Aug. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law changing standard for police use of deadly force to only when "necessary"

Southern Indiana sheriff's deputy fatally shoots armed man

Aug. 19, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana police say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who had refused to disarm after he reportedly fired gunshots. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Mike Parsley of Springville was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday night's shooting. Police...

Police identify man fatally shot by Wisconsin officer

Aug. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police have identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer after he allegedly attacked the officer. Police say 38-year-old Jared Nelson of Racine died Sunday. Police say the officer was responding to a report of a burglary in progress in Caledonia when Nelson...

Georgia awards $300,000 in Columbus State police shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $300,000 to the mother of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Columbus State University police officer. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the settlement was awarded Thursday to Shaminique Flint, Zikarious Flint's mother. Zikarious Flint...