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Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

Police: No statement from Texas officer who killed motorist

Oct. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An officer who shot and killed a black motorist in Texas last month during a traffic stop has not given a statement to detectives in the criminal investigation, police said in a statement Friday. More than a month and a half following the Sept. 1 shooting, Arlington police identified Bau Tran...

California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

Oct. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state...

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

Oct. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country. The...

The Latest: Sessions warns against Chicago police reforms

Oct. 19, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the kind of reforms planned for Chicago's police force will cause a surge in violent crime. Sessions spoke Friday to the Chicago Crime Commission about a plan...

No grand jury indictments in death of man in police custody

Oct. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury declined to issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in custody of an upstate police department, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Friday while releasing a report that includes police dashboard video of the man...

Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

Oct. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that Jose Padilla Galarza received five additional years of supervised release. Police said...

Man threatened to kill senators over Kavanaugh confirmation

Oct. 19, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man threatened to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal prosecutors said. Ronald Derisi, 74, of Smithtown, was charged Friday with threatening federal officials. He was scheduled to appear Friday at a federal court...

Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Oct. 19, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region and snowballing challenges to its reputation. Clegg, 51, will become a...