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Police K-9 shot in Georgia allowed to return home

Oct. 20, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A police K-9 that was wounded in a shootout in Georgia that left a suspect dead is out of an animal hospital. DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the K-9, named Django (JANG-oh), was released Saturday. The dog underwent two...

Boise police say suspect who pointed weapon was shot, killed

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say a suspect who pointed a weapon at officers was shot and killed. KTVB reports the police shooting occurred Sunday morning near North Clover Drive and West State Street. The name and gender of the person killed was not immediately released. Police say officers responded...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

St. Louis police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

Oct. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a St. Louis police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at the officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Police Chief John Hayden says the confrontation happened around 5 a.m. Sunday after a man sped away from officers trying to pull him over...

Man mistakenly shot by deputy settles lawsuit

Oct. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man left paralyzed by a deputy's bullet after he was mistaken for a burglar has settled his lawsuit against the sheriff's office. The Post and Courier reported Friday the case against the Charleston County Sheriff's Office was settled for $750,000. Bryant Heyward was rendered a...

Sheriff: Deputy kills carjacking suspect

Oct. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NATCHEZ , Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and killed a carjacking suspect. The Natchez Democrat reports that the shooting happened Thursday. Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said Cameron L. Bennett was shot and killed by one of his deputies Thursday when Bennett tried to run the...

Police: Officer killed man advancing with 'bladed object'

Oct. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey police officer shot and killed a man holding a "bladed object" who advanced toward him, refusing commands to stop. Howell Township's police chief said the man died at the scene of the 10:30 p.m. Friday episode in Farmingdale despite the officer's...

Man shot, killed by Albuquerque police had BB gun

Oct. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police video shows a 57-year-old man who was shot and killed by officers in August lying on the ground at a bus stop as officers initially approached him. In video released Friday, officers ordered Roger Shafer to lie on his stomach and keep his hands from his waistband...

Cleveland's homicide unit down to 13 as killings continue

Oct. 19, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The number of police officers investigating homicides in Cleveland is down to 13, nearly half the amount promised by the police chief earlier this year, a media outlet reported. Cleveland.com says 15 detectives are assigned to the unit, but two aren't working, one due to medical issues and...

Providence police department launches recruitment drive

Oct. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Police Department is looking to bolster its ranks. City Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare (pah-REE') said during the launch of a recruitment drive Friday that Providence wants "a bold, diverse and tenacious group" of recruits. More officers are needed for...