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Chicago police officer testifies in wrongful death lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer involved in a 2015 fatal shooting of teenager and a bystander testified in the trial of a wrongful death lawsuit. Officer Robert Rialmo told the jury Tuesday he had no choice but to shoot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo also shot and killed LeGrier's neighbor,...

Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

Jun. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog. The News-Press reports 52-year-old Dennis Lamar Flint was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the assault. A State Attorney's Office release says Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

Jun. 19, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It's time to change a...

Police officers resign over false background checks

Jun. 19, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say two officers have resigned over falsifying information about officer candidates. Officer David Hartman said Tuesday New Haven officers Leah Russo and Kristian Ramirez were removed from their positions in a unit that investigates officer applicants and later...

Navajo police force to grow by 12 with Friday graduation

Jun. 19, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras. Tribal officials say the cameras will increase accountability, and improve evidence collection and opportunities to prosecute domestic violence cases. The tribe had been without a police...

Lawsuit: Bristol County sheriff unlawfully held immigrant

Jun. 19, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Bristol County Sheriff of unlawfully detaining an immigrant for nearly three weeks. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Latham & Watkins LLP on behalf of Moises Rivas, who was...

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

Jun. 19, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang. Many people were erroneously listed in the database simply because of a...

Attorney faults parole process for MOVE members still jailed

Jun. 19, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense attorney for three members of the radical group MOVE said Tuesday he's confused why one was paroled and two others were denied parole despite having similar records and recommendations for release from the new Philadelphia District Attorney's office. Debbie Africa, who left a...

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

Jun. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has issued an indictment for the DNA profile of a still-unidentified man linked to a string of rapes in area hotels dating back to 2002. Police have yet to determine the man's identity, but law enforcement...

Ex-West Virginia deputy sheriff pleads guilty to gun charge

Jun. 19, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former deputy sheriff from West Virginia has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 42-year-old Terry Lee Powell of Point Pleasant pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a stolen firearm. Powell is a former Mason County...