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Macron: Video images of police beating Black man 'shame us'

Nov. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and condemned violence both by and against the police. Macron asked the government to quickly come up with proposals “to reaffirm the link of confidence...

Vancouver police shoot man during disturbance at home

Nov. 27, 2020 2:45 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Vancouver, Washington, shot a man during a disturbance call at a home on Thanksgiving. The Columbian reports that Vancouver Police did not identify the 23-year-old man who was shot or say whether his injuries were life-threatening. Officers were...

Report: Utah officer used ‘improper’ force when pushing man

Nov. 27, 2020 1:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City’s Civilian Review Board sustained an allegation that a police officer used improper force during a protest against police violence in May when he pushed down an older man with a cane. Video captured by ABC4 shows an officer getting out of an armored police...

Virginia State Police: Sheriff's deputy fatally shot man

Nov. 27, 2020 10:41 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Virginia fatally shot a man Thursday when law enforcement responded to a home after receiving a report of a domestic dispute, authorities said. The shooting happened around 2:40 p.m. in Culpeper, about 30 minutes after law enforcement arrived on scene and...

Hawaii Department of Public Safety appoints state sheriff

Nov. 27, 2020 12:05 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Public Safety has announced that William Oku was appointed to replace Sheriff Al Cummings, who will retire from the position Dec. 1. Acting Director Edmund Hyun said Oku has law enforcement and security management experience dating back more than 30 years, the...

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

Nov. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have shot and killed a man who fired on officers and set his trailer on fire, the city's police chief said. A SWAT team and other officers were sent to a trailer park on the Texas city's northeast side around 9 p.m. Wednesday after people reported a man firing a gun...

Hartford City Council adds watchdog to civilian police panel

Nov. 26, 2020 2:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford City Council has passed a series of police reforms, including a new inspector general who will investigate complaints against city officers. The Hartford Courant reports the council voted Monday to update the city's Civilian Police Review Board. The watchdog panel,...

Memorial planned for slain police dog

Nov. 26, 2020 12:38 PM EST

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department has set a December memorial service for a K-9 officer fatally shot last week. The La Vergne Police Department on Thursday said a memorial service for the K-9 Sjaak will be held December 1 at 10 a.m. at Lifepoint Church in Smyrna. Seating is limited due...

Las Vegas police dog handlers file lawsuit over compensation

Nov. 26, 2020 12:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four police dog handlers have sued the Las Vegas Police Department claiming their compensation does not match the time it takes to care for and supervise the dogs. Law firm Christensen James & Martin filed the lawsuit Oct. 2 in Clark County District Court on behalf of police canine...

3 Missouri officers charged in assault of handcuffed man

Nov. 26, 2020 12:23 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — Two eastern Missouri police officers have been charged in a jailhouse attack on a handcuffed man and a third with helping them cover it up. James Daly is charged with felony assault and two counts of misdemeanor assault, Bethany Zarcone is charged with a misdemeanor assault, and...