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Suspect dies in shootout with St. Charles County police

Aug. 8, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles County police said officers shot and killed a man after a chase that ended in a field. Police said officers responded to a burglary call Friday afternoon after the homeowner confronted a man and shots were fired. The suspect fled and St. Charles County police pursued him....

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson takes the oath of office at Cohen College Prep High School in New Orleans, La. Johnson, the  chief justice of Louisiana's Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)

State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court, who said the sentence was the result of laws rooted in racism. Justice Bernette Johnson, the only Black...

Scottsdale police arrest 6 more in mall break-in, looting

Aug. 7, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Scottsdale police have made more arrests in the May looting of the city's signature mall that also involved YouTuber Jake Paul. Sgt. Ben Hoster announced Friday the arrests of six people on charges ranging from burglary to trafficking stolen property. The total number of suspects...

Man breaks into Pennsylvania town hall, destroys computers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man broke into a Pennsylvania city hall, damaged computers and the phone system, and caused the temporary closure of the building. Kevin Waller, 24, of Philadelphia was arrested on Wednesday evening when police officers responded to a call that someone had used a fire extinguisher to...

Chandler police: DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1991 case

Aug. 5, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A man was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to a 1991 sexual assault, Chandler police said. They said 65-year-old Gary Robert Young was arrested at his home Wednesday and booked into jail on suspicion of multiple felony charges including sexual assault,...

4 charged with stealing 27 guns on day of California protest

Aug. 4, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four people have been charged with stealing at least 27 firearms from a San Francisco Bay Area gun store on a night in May when thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality. Dashawn Taylor, Anthony Craft Jr., Tyronza Hampton Jr. and a fourth person whose name...

Man arrested in Illinois in connection with Missouri killing

Aug. 3, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man is now in custody in connection with a June homicide during a home break-in, after being arrested in Illinois. WGEM-TV reported that 22-year-old Deyton Fisher of Mexico, Missouri, was arrested early Saturday in Quincy, Illinois. Fisher is charged with second-degree...

Police charge Anne Arundel officer with stealing firearms

Aug. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in a Maryland county have arrested a police officer on burglary and theft charges involving stolen firearms and other property. Anne Arundel County police announced in a news release late Saturday that Cpl. Jacob Miskill has been charged with first-, third- and...

Police: second man dies after shooting at Wichita motel

Aug. 2, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A second man has died days after a shootout at a Wichita motel that police suspect happened during a fight over drugs. Wichita Police say 23-year-old Keion Whyte, of Wichita, died Saturday at a hospital. He was injured early Thursday morning during a shooting at the Scotsman Inn West....

Georgia police internal probe calls tear gas use justified

Aug. 2, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police department says its internal probe found that officers' use of tear gas during a Black Lives Matter protest in May was a reasonable use of force. Lt. Harrison Daniel, commander of the Athens-Clarke Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards, announced...