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Judge rules against reinstating police officer after fight

Aug. 17, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has vacated an arbitrator's ruling that ordered the Seattle Police Department to reinstate an officer who was fired for punching a drunk, handcuffed woman after she kicked him during a 2014 incident captured on patrol car video, the Seattle Times reports . King County Superior Court...

Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty

Aug. 16, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty, a department spokesman said Friday. Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De'Von Bailey....

Police: Palestinian killed, 2 Israelis hurt in car attack

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian man Friday after he drove his car into two Israeli pedestrians in the West Bank, injuring them, and militants from the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel's national rescue service, known...

County NAACP group seeks sheriff's apology for racist texts

Aug. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi NAACP chapter has asked a sheriff to apologize for recently discovered racist remarks and the group wants an official reprimand from the county board that appropriates the sheriff's office's funds. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Lee County NAACP on...

Would-be deputy, HIV-positive, suing over lost job offer

Aug. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A January trial date has been set in a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana sheriff of rescinding a job offer to an applicant who is HIV-positive. William "Liam" Pierce sued Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and two captains last year, saying they violated the federal Americans with...

The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail. A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan...

The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgun

Aug. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the standoff in Philadelphia that injured six police officers (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Philadelphia's police commissioner says a gunman who barricaded himself in a rowhouse and exchanged gunfire with police for hours had a military-style AR-15 and a handgun. Richard...

Autopsy: Man killed by police was shot 3 times in back

Aug. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A black man was running from Colorado police officers when they shot him three times in the back and he collapsed on a street, according to footage from cameras worn by police and an autopsy report released Thursday. The Colorado Springs Police Department released the video nearly two weeks...

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said. Maurice Hill, who...

The Latest: Autopsy: Man shot 3 times in back by police

Aug. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped shooting of a Colorado man by police (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Officials say a young black man who was shot while running from police in Colorado died after being shot four times by police, including three times in his back. The details were...