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Former Yankton Sioux Tribe's police chief charged with fraud

Dec. 07, 2022 11:28 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The former police chief of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has been charged by federal prosecutors with wire fraud and theft from the tribe. Federal prosecutors allege that Chris Saunsoci sought wages both from the tribe and a local ministry that...

Suicide bomber hits Indonesian police station, killing 1

Dec. 07, 2022 07:19 AM EST

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — A Muslim militant and convicted bomb-maker who was released from prison last year blew himself up Wednesday at a police station on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing an officer and wounding 11 people, officials said. The attacker entered the...

Amid outcry, San Francisco pauses on 'killer police robots'

Dec. 06, 2022 20:28 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to put the brakes on a controversial policy that would have let police use robots for deadly force, reversing course just days after their approval of the plan generated fierce pushback and warnings about the militarization and...

Fight over officer testimony roils Proud Boys sedition case

Dec. 06, 2022 19:53 PM EST

A legal fight has erupted over a Washington D.C. police officer who was communicating with Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in the run-up to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack that could shape the outcome of the upcoming trial of Tarrio and other far-right extremists. Metropolitan...

San Francisco supervisors put brakes on plan to allow police to use robots for deadly force, will keep discussing issue

Dec. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors put brakes on plan to allow police to use robots for deadly force, will keep discussing issue.

Retiring New Orleans chief saw ranks thin, crime rise

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief Shaun Ferguson announced his retirement Tuesday after four years punctuated by a disastrous building collapse near the French Quarter, two hurricanes, a pandemic, dwindling police manpower and a violent crime surge that put residents and politicians on...

Investigators looking into hot car death of Iowa police dog

Dec. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Iowa are investigating the death of a police dog that was left in his handler’s truck for nearly 24 hours on a day when the temperature soared to nearly 90 degrees. Bear, a police dog with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in central Iowa, was...

Armed man shot after entering California police station lot

Dec. 06, 2022 16:00 PM EST

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police officer shot and wounded a man who entered a secure parking lot of a police station armed with a rifle, authorities said. The shooting happened Monday after the officer drove his cruiser through the security gate at the Rialto...

Police fatally shoot man who allegedly had gun in St. Paul

Dec. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a man who authorities say displayed a handgun as officers were trying to arrest him, the St. Paul Police Department said Tuesday. Police said that officers were responding to a domestic assault Monday evening and...

US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

Dec. 05, 2022 19:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if...