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Police: Lacey cops shoot, kill man who fired at officers

Jan. 21, 2022 20:10 PM EST

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Lacey police shot and killed a man Thursday night who fired at officers, presumably hitting one in their bulletproof vest, authorities said. Police responded to a home around 8:30 p.m. after a woman called saying she had been attacked and had left the residence...

Police officer dies after being struck by wrong-way driver

Jan. 21, 2022 20:08 PM EST

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A police officer riding his police motorcycle to work was killed Friday after being struck by a drunk man driving the wrong way on a Sacramento highway, officials said. Officer Ty Lenehan, a six-year veteran of the Elk Grove Police Department, was riding...

Official: Man killed by police had 2 toy replica guns

Jan. 21, 2022 19:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man fatally shot by police officers at the San Francisco International Airport was carrying two toy replica guns, an official said Friday. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, who initially took over the investigation because the airport is...

City can also represent Honolulu officers in teen's shooting

Jan. 21, 2022 18:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu attorneys may represent both the city and three police officers in a civil lawsuit by the family of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police, a judge ruled Friday in response to a motion by the teen’s relatives arguing the officers need to have their own lawyers to...

Officer who shot, killed man who stabbed him in neck cleared

Jan. 21, 2022 15:55 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed him earlier this month has been cleared of wrongdoing, investigators said Friday. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni in a statement said Springfield Officer Arjel Falcon’s use of...

Woman in botched police raid: Money won't 'right this wrong'

Jan. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black woman who settled with the city of Chicago for nearly $3 million after she was handcuffed while naked by police officers during a botched raid of her home says “there’s no amount of money that will right this wrong” and that changes are needed to the Chicago Police...

Memphis officer dies in crash; other driver also killed

Jan. 21, 2022 13:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An on-duty Tennessee police officer was killed in a crash with another vehicle whose driver also died, authorities said. The collision happened at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday while the officer was responding to a call in southeast Memphis, officials told news...

Former Kentucky sheriff indicted on 2 federal charges

Jan. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff is accused of stealing more than $50,000 of cash seized by law enforcement, according to a federal indictment. Prosecutors announced Thursday that Keith Cooper, 68, was indicted last week by a grand jury in Covington on one...

2nd top Rhode Island health official announces resignation

Jan. 21, 2022 09:39 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Just days after the director of Rhode Island's Department of Health announced her resignation, the agency's deputy director announced that he, too, is leaving. Tom McCarthy in a resignation letter dated Tuesday wrote that working at the department has been a...

Police shoot and kill armed man at San Francisco airport

Jan. 20, 2022 22:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed and causing a disturbance at a train station near the San Francisco airport Thursday after he ignored their orders and continued advancing toward them, airport and police officials said. Airport spokesman...