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Police: Officer fatally shot armed man in parking lot

Mar. 25, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant after he ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the police chief said Monday. Protesters at the scene questioned whether police rushed into using fatal force. Witnesses said the armed...

Video shows Kansas officer shooting, wounding man

Mar. 25, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dashcam video released Monday shows a Kansas police officer shooting and wounding a man in a case in which the rookie officer told investigators she mistakenly fired her firearm instead of her Taser. The video provided in response to an open records request is from the patrol vehicle...

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots armed man outside home

Mar. 25, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Maryland shot and killed a man armed with a gun outside a home where a break-in had been reported. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that no officers were injured in the shooting early Monday in Thurmont, a town near the...

Foreman defends acquittal of officer for black teen's death

Mar. 25, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide said Michael Rosfeld did not know the black teen he shot was unarmed and that his decision to run after his vehicle was pulled over factored into the verdict. Juror Jesse Rawls Sr. told WHTM-TV that...

Council to vote on ex-Oklahoma City cop's $25K settlement

Mar. 25, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council must decide this week whether to approve a $25,000 settlement in an excessive force lawsuit against a former Oklahoma City police officer who is serving a 236-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses. The council will vote Tuesday on the proposed...

After barricade with police, Baltimore suspect found dead

Mar. 25, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man who police say repeatedly threatened to kill officers responding to a report of an assault was found dead early Monday after at least one officer fired shots at him during an hourslong barricade. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, who reviewed footage from cameras worn...

Black police chief in Virginia says she was forced out

Mar. 25, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The first black woman to lead a city police department in Virginia said Monday that she was forced out, calling herself "no quitter" and accusing a small group of officers of "bias and acts of systemic racism, discriminatory practices and abuse of authority." Tonya Chapman released a...

German conservatives advocate creating 'European FBI'

Mar. 25, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is advocating stepping up security cooperation among European Union nations to create what it calls a "European FBI." The proposal was part of a program for the May 23-26 European Parliament elections approved Monday by Merkel's Christian...

Pakistan charges former policeman in killing of male model

Mar. 25, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has charged a former police officer in last year's high-profile killing of a 27-year-old aspiring male model whose death triggered nationwide protests by members of his tribe. Prosecutor Jabran Nasir says the former officer, Rao Anwar, pleaded not guilty at Monday's...

Texas sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop dies

Mar. 24, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas sheriff's deputy, who was critically wounded Friday in a shooting during a traffic stop, has died. The El Paso County Sheriff's office confirmed the death of Deputy Peter Herrera in a statement on Facebook. It gave no further details. Authorities had said on Friday that...