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Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory. In a demonstration for media...

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Dec. 6, 2019 1:57 AM EST

SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been...

Indian police official says four men accused of raping and killing woman in high-profile case have been killed by police

Dec. 5, 2019 11:47 PM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police official says four men accused of raping and killing woman in high-profile case have been killed by police.

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Dec. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman...

Iowa's felon list includes police force, omits drug dealer

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...

Georgia college pays $145,000 to settle anthem protest case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean settled her lawsuit and will get $93,000 of the...

UK judge clears 3 men falsely convicted 50 years ago

Dec. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London’s Court of Appeal on Thursday exonerated three men who had served time in prison nearly 50 years ago following the testimony of a corrupt police officer — one of several high-profile cases involving black men that proved controversial. Judge Ian Burnett quashed the...

BC-MO--Police Shooting-Shoplifter, MO

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suspected shoplifter who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer is suing the officer and the police chief. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Ashley Hall filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. It alleges that Ladue officer Julia Crews used...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Dec. 5, 2019 9:02 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl's mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the...

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

Dec. 4, 2019 6:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home — a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. Many...