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Biden signs bill awarding medals to Jan. 6 first responders

Aug. 05, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden paid tribute to law enforcement officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by signing legislation Thursday to award them Congressional Gold Medals for their service. Biden thanked the officers for saving the lives of members of Congress...

Washington Supreme Court to hear police public records case

Aug. 05, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving six Seattle police officers who were in Washington D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection and sued several people who filed public records requests to disclose the officers' names. "It it is...

Judge stays decision to reinstate airport police chief

Aug. 05, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has placed a hold on a decision to reinstate a deputy police chief at T.F. Green International Airport as the airport has appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court. Judge Alice Gibney found that the airport...

Victim's condition unknown in Sparks police shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County sheriff’s office is leading an investigation into an officer-involved shooting after a Sparks officer shot a suspect who has been hospitalized with unknown injuries. Sparks police spokesman Damon O’Connell told KOLO-TV an...

US to probe Phoenix police over excessive force allegations

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday said it was launching a widespread probe into the police force in Phoenix to examine whether officers have been using excessive force and abusing people experiencing homelessness. The investigation into the City of...

King County Sheriff: Staff must work remotely amid violence

Aug. 05, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The King County sheriff has instituted an immediate return to 100% remote work for many staffers, citing unsafe conditions around the county courthouse and parking garage as well as an administrative building and jail in downtown Seattle. Longtime...

Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

Apple unveiled plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens. Apple said its...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people

Aug. 05, 2021 14:31 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. announces probe into Phoenix police to examine if officers use excessive force or abuse homeless people.

Man shot, killed during standoff with police at Ohio home

Aug. 05, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

MIFFLIN, Ohio (AP) — A man involved in a standoff with police at his northern Ohio home was shot and killed by officers during a confrontation inside the residence. A police SWAT team had gone to the Mifflin home around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to arrest Sean Rowe, 38. He...