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Ex-St. Louis County officer stands trial in death of girl

Oct. 13, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A one-day bench trial has been held for a former St. Louis County police officer charged with second-degree involuntary manslaughter for the 2019 death of a 12-year-old girl he hit with his squad car. Prosecutors on Tuesday argued that former Officer...

3 charged in death of 86-year-old woman left outside in heat

Sep. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Three assisted living facility workers are being prosecuted in the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who authorities alleged was left outside in sweltering weather for six hours, officials said. Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny Logan, 50, and...

Texas man dies in hunting accident in southwest Colorado

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Two hunters from Pennsylvania were trying to lure an elk in southwestern Colorado when one of them mistook a bow hunter for prey and fatally shot him, according to an arrest affidavit. Gregory Gabrisch, 31, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound in...

Officials: Police in Elijah McClain hometown racially biased

Sep. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A civil rights investigation that was launched amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain — a Black man put into a chokehold during an encounter with suburban Denver police two years ago — found a deeply engrained culture of racially biased policing within the...

Limo operator avoids prison time in crash that killed 20

Sep. 02, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The operator of a limousine company was spared prison time Thursday in a 2018 crash that killed 20 people when catastrophic brake failure sent a stretch limo full of birthday revelers hurtling down a hill in upstate New York. Loved ones of the...

Limousine operator pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide, will avoid prison in crash that killed 20 in New York

Sep. 02, 2021 17:15 PM EDT
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Limousine operator pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide, will avoid prison in crash that killed 20 in New York.

Judge: School officer who hid during shooting facing charges

Aug. 19, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead will have to convince a jury that he wasn't criminally negligent, a judge ruled Thursday. Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein...

Appeals court upholds murder conviction of ex-Dallas officer

Aug. 05, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home. A panel of three state judges ruled that a Dallas County jury had sufficient...